Mobb Deep should return to Summit in August |

Mobb Deep should return to Summit in August

Austin Diaz

BRECKENRIDGE – Eager Mobb Deep fans met with disappointment Tuesday night at Sherpa and Yeti’s when they found out the show had been canceled. Prodigy, one of the two members, entered a Denver hospital Tuesday after a flare up of his sickle cell anemia – a disease that affects 6 to 8 percent of the African-American population in the United States.According to Mobb Deep management, Prodigy had to deal with his sickle cell immediately or he could have been “laid out” for a while.The doormen at Sherpa’s spent most of their night refunding tickets and announcing the show was canceled but would be rescheduled for late August.”We’re hoping to reschedule a date in the last two weeks of August which might be exciting because they will have released their new CD by then,” said Josh Frager, co-owner of Sherpa’s.Mobb Deep management said the group will definitely try and return in August.Dr. James Bachman from the Frisco Medical Center said that people who suffer from sickle cell anemia can enter crisis when exposed to low oxygen at high elevations.Bachman said that numerous studies have been performed at the University of Colorado pertaining to sickle cell and high elevations.Bachman said though every sickle cell case is different, Prodigy could be physically able to perform a concert in Breckenridge.”He’s the kind of person you would want to treat with oxygen at night,” Bachman said, “and he’d probably want to check with his own doctor before returning.”Austin Diaz can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 251, or at

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