Rapper Boldy James is in stable condition after being involved in a two-car accident in his hometown of Detroit on Monday.
A rep for Boldy, 40, issued a statement on Saturday explaining that the rapper was rushed to a hospital with broken vertebrae in his neck and orthopedic injuries. He was initially listed in critical condition, but after “undergoing an extensive surgery on his neck,” his condition was upgraded to stable.
Prayers up for Boldy James 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Get well soon… pic.twitter.com/0BwLvICgIU
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) January 14, 2023
“Boldy and his family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses that are taking care of him, and also to the communities’ emergency medical personnel and first responders,” the statement said.
Boldly James is one of hip-hop’s most prolific rappers and a respected lyricist. In 2022, he dropped four albums, including Killing Nothing with Real Bad Man in May. The rest of his releases came later in the year, including Fair Exchange No Robbery with Nicholas Craven, which dropped in September, then Mr. Ten08 with Futurewave in November, and then to close out the year, Be That as It May with Cuns.
The workhorse showed no signs of slowing down in 2023, working on a project that featured unreleased J Dilla beats titled Drug Dilla. He also announced the release of ADU with Real Bad Man, a limited-edition vinyl-only drop.