Gang Starr’s Guru Hospitalized

Keith “Guru” Elam, formerly of hip-hop duo Gang Starr, reportedly suffered cardiac arrest Feb. 28 and was in a coma at a New York-area hospital.

He was expected to undergo surgery, according to various reports. Guru’s former Gang Starr partner, DJ Premier, confirmed Elam’s condition in a phone interview to satellite radio station Hip Hop Nation.

South African publication said Elam was scheduled to perform at Cape Town International Jazz Festival in April but organizers have been informed by Elam’s management to find a replacement.