August Alsina has revealed that he is fighting liver disease.
The R&B singer shared the shocking news with his fans on Instagram. First, he made a cryptic post asking them for support.
I've been living my life in so much dis-ease that I've literally created it within myself… God has invested something inside of me, But I am not afraid of this Agony because I know that God pulls us back to shoot us FORWARD. 🏹 & To my lovely and loyal fans.. Please take care of yourself and your bodies & your SOULS. A beautiful face will fade, a beautiful body will too fade, but a beautiful soul is that FOREVER. I have so much to share, until I do.. Please say a prayer 🙏🏾 -AA
Then, he followed it with posts of him sitting down with Jada Pinkett-Smith talking about his illness.
“Sat down with my favorite person on planet earth to have one of the most HEALING conversations,” he said. “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.”
He also shared that “sickness and illness” runs in his family. In the second video he says, “I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting itself. The reality is that I’m sick all the time. 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 f*cking cancer patient because I’m not.”
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.
Alsina‘s health struggles have made the news before. Back in 2014 he collapsed from a stage while performing. He wound up in a three-day coma after that.