The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, has been struggling with diabetes for years and last month (Nov15), he revealed he is fighting cancer.

On Tuesday (08Dec15), he updated his condition with fans on social media, stating he would be having surgery to remove the tumour at Houston, Texas' MD Anderson cancer centre.

Following the operation, he wrote on Instagram.com, "I want to thank each and everyone for all the support and love! Surgery went well..God is good! Next step recovery! Cancer has been removed from Boosie kidney.

"Thanks to all Boosie family and friends and all my real Boosie fans for all the prayers."