Rapper Mack 10 is recovering in hospital after undergoing stomach surgery on Monday (11Apr11).
The hip-hop star, real name Dedrick Rolison, was admitted to a Los Angeles medical centre earlier this month (Apr11) after experiencing acute abdominal pains.
He was subsequently diagnosed with diverticulitis, a swelling in the intestines, and surgeons removed part of his stomach this week in a bid to solve the problem.
Rolison is expected to remain under doctors' care for a total of 10 days, before being released to continue his recovery at home.
His representative says, "The surgery was successful and the rapper is expected to fully recover."