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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.

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.”

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.