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Although Lady Of Rage might not ring bells with many younger Hip-Hop fans, she is very much a certified legendary lyricist. The former Death Row Records artist has been battling a mysterious illness since the top of the year and a scary incident last month has sidelined her professionally.

Over the weekend via Instagram, the Virginia native shared images of her bruises and recovery after a fainting spell just ahead of rocking at this year’s Essence Festival with Snoop Dogg and Doug E. Fresh. The usually private MC went into grand detail about her ordeal, revealing that it was a big step for her to open up to her fans on such a large scale.

“I know a lot of people have been wondering what’s going on with me in regards 2 my health, well today I will let y’all know what I know. Since Sept. 2017 I have been going back & forth to doctors & specialists for what started out as shortness of breath. Within that time I’ve been hospitalized 5 times. Initially pneumonia was the diagnosis. Then I was told pneumonitis, to “we think you have lupus or sarcoidosis”, to “you’re depressed ” take this prozac,” Rage wrote.

She added, “[F]ibromyalgia, sjorgens syndrome and idiopathic interstitial lung disease with fibrosis, which means the lungs are progressively being scarred & they don’t know why. That’s a lot, from 1 day you’re good, to the next day you’re not! My last performance was in Atlanta at the Queens of Hip Hop and thanks to my brother @dazdillinger we pulled it off!”

Rage was slated to perform on July 6 when her latest ordeal got the best of her. As a result, Rage is nursing a fractured eye orbit and received several stitches but is apparently on the mend.

Get well, Lady Of Rage!

I know a lot of people have been wondering what's going on with me in regards 2 my health, well today I will let y'all know what I know. Since Sept. 2017 I have been going back & forth to doctors & specialists for what started out as shortness of breath. Within that time I've been hospitalized 5 times. Initially pneumonia was the diagnosis. Then I was told pneumonitis, to "we think you have lupus or sarcoidosis", to "you're depressed " take this prozac…fibromyalgia, sjorgens syndrome and idiopathic interstitial lung disease with fibrosis, which means the lungs are progressively being scarred & they don't know why. That's a lot, from 1 day you're good, to the next day you're not! My last performance was in Atlanta at the Queens of Hip Hop and thanks to my brother @dazdillinger we pulled it off! July 6th I was scheduled to perform at the Essence Fest & was very excited because this would have been my first time. As I walked in to the hotel I was cool. By the time I got to the counter I knew something was wrong! I asked for some water, and the next thing I know, I'm hearing someone say, "don't move, and don't touch your eye"! I had blacked out and fell face first into a cast iron frame at the front desk! Blacking out is called syncope, and this was my 3rd & most damaging time! So as a result of that, I received 9 stitches, a fractured eye orbit, & fractured the side of my nose. Missed out on performing at Essence with @therealdougefresh and Summertime in the LBC with @snoopdogg 😡 Stayed in the hospital for 6 days,because the doctors are trying to find the reason for the syncope. Nothing was found. Previous, to current test showed nothing besides the fibrosis. One of the staff said "You're a medical mystery"…well this mystery needs to be solved is what I'm thinking!! So as it stands, I'm trying to find the proper diagnosis and the proper treatment. For those of you who pray for me, please continue to do so. For those of you who send me well wishes, please continue to do so. I'm kind of a private person, revealing this is a big step for me. So there it is …& as always Thank you to those who have been there & continue to be there.❤

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