Kanye West’s father, Ray West, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
According to BET, this was confirmed by a family member who said that West’s condition is very serious but is getting treatment after learning of the disease in the spring.
“His dad is sick with stomach cancer,” said Cheryl Carmichael West, Kanye’s one-time stepmother. “He’s getting treatment and from what I understand the treatments are working.”
This sad news comes 10 years after the rapper’s mother, professor Donda West, passed away following surgery complications. Her death dealt her famous son a major blow and reportedly was one of the reasons for his mental breakdown in 2016.
Kanye West has yet to address the news of his father’s health, but fans are sending the family good wishes.