(Nooooo not August Alsina!)
It’s a gloomy day in the Hip-hop and R&B world. Yesterday, August Alsina released videos on Instagram of him opening up to Jada Pinkett-Smith about battling liver disease.
Alsina goes on to caption one of the videos as “Sat down with my favorite person on planet earth to have one of the most HEALING conversations.. I hope it’s as healing for you as it was for us. I pray that you not only hear me but you FEEL me. This shall soon come. #DRUGS”
He explains his condition in the second video, “I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting itself. The reality is that I’m sick all the time,” he said. “I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a fxcking cancer patient, because I’m not.”
This diagnosis comes as no surprise after Alsina reportedly fell into a three-day coma after collapsing on stage at a concert in New York City in 2014. A year later, he announced to his fans that he was losing his eyesight but this would not deter his work ethic.
Alsina is determined not to let this sickness hinder his success. (We’re with you August, keep praying and keep it pushing!)
You can check out both videos below in their entirety.
Please excuse my defense mechanism in this clip.. I'm sicker than ever & having a hard time accepting what I feel & what the Doctors are saying is most true. After sitting down and talking with my fathers mother and sister.. They explained to me that sickness & illness runs in my family. My father & grandfather both died of severe illness. 😞😒 but they were FIGHTERS & that's all that matters. 💪🏽✨✨✨ Just ride with me is all I ask.