Kool Herc Hospitalized, DJ Tony Touch Plans Benefit Event

News broke over the weekend that the recognized father of hip-hop, DJ Kool Herc, was sent to the hospital.

In a post on djpremierblog.com, Preemo said: “Since he’s very sick and has no insurance, [he] uses a metro card to get around [and he] needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital” Preeme added. “If you don’t know about it, now you know about it. …We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can’t hold it down. And being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya’ll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can.”

DJ Tony Touch took to his Twitter account to update fans on how they could help donate money to the hip-hop legend. “I just spoke to Kool Herc,” Toca wrote. “He’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him!!”

“For all donations for Kool Herc,” he added, “send to: Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746.” —Elan Mancini

: For all donations for Kool Herc…send to: Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746