Update: P.O.S. feels like "new dude" after kidney transplant

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Good news from the Doomtree camp: P.O.S. has finally found a kidney donor, and received a transplant last Thursday. In the fall of 2012, the rapper announced he had to cancel his U.S. tour in support of We Don't Even Live Here because of complications related to kidney failure.

The rapper and his bandmates posted an announcement on YouTube last Tuesday afternoon. "I'm going in to get a new kidney... out of my friend," Stef says. "It's used, but it's in fucking great shape. He's gonna take it out, and he's gonna give it to the doctor. The doctor's gonna cut a hole, and, you know? I'm gonna get better soon."

Update: The transplant went well, according to Doomtree's Lazerbeak. More below.

See Also: P.O.S. cancels U.S. tour due to health concerns, is in need of kidney transplant

P.O.S. -- who has been Ruining the Current of late -- still performed locally from time to time over the past couple years. He was kept off the road, though, and had to limit appearances during Doomtree Blowout residencies. Through it all, he's been strong and grateful for the support from friends and fans.

In the video Stef continues, "If everything goes smoothly, by the end of the summer I'll be like [snaps fingers]." "Brand new," cuts in Lazerbeak.



Last fall, he told Gimme Noise that he was hoping to wrap a new solo record prior to the surgery so that he can hit the road once he has made a full recovery.

Update (Tuesday, March 11):
Lazerbeak has posted photos from the hospital, and Stef is looking pleased post-op. "I feel like a new dude," he said on Monday. His donor is a high school pal named Mark Potter, and his recovery is going well too, according to 'Beak.
Stef will be checking out of the hospital in the next day or two and then will continue bed rest from home for a good while (he'll still be going back in for checkups all the time too). There's still a long road to recovery ahead, but the great news for now is that the kidney is currently functioning the way it's supposed to and he's feeling better mentally/physically than he was before the surgery.
Read the rest of the update and see photos at Doomtree.net.



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28 comments
Evan Speed E
Evan Speed E

p.o.s is a acronym for piece of shit, if anyone was wondering

Wànàcha Wàstélà
Wànàcha Wàstélà

Awesome ... I donated a kidney to my ex husband after we got divorced ..

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

Great news for a great Twin Cities talent. Get well!

Keli Gilbertson
Keli Gilbertson

Sending all my love and positivity to POS and his family!

Chase Anderson
Chase Anderson

It was pretty damn good. It was even better when he announced it at the show.

Tyler James Schneider
Tyler James Schneider

With all shit that's happening in the world right now, this is some of the best news I've heard in awhile. Go Steph I hope for a flawless operation and recovery!

Kevin Cowabunga
Kevin Cowabunga

Praying for a healthy and speedy recovery, so you can come through and chill with us during Grand Old Day 2014.

Erik Hess
Erik Hess

So happy that he's finally getting that kidney. So damn happy.

BriAnna Lea
BriAnna Lea

Awesome news, Stef!! Just another reason why being an organ donor is such a great thing!!

Osiris Sgk
Osiris Sgk

good luck Stef - sending maaaad positive energy my dude.

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Nate Reiter
Nate Reiter

Best wishes for P.O.S. That is great news.

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

Seeing him at Icehouse on Friday (presumably his last show before his surgery?) was pretty sweet.

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