Hip-hop and R&B artist August Alsina rose to fame back in 2014 with his hit single “I Luv This Sh*t.” The artist then released his debut album ‘Testimony’ later that year, and saw a few more hit features in singles in the years to follow. It is well known, however, that August has been experiencing various problems since rising to the top.
From fainting at a concert, to losing his eyesight, to seizures and falling into a three-day coma, August has been through a lot since beginning his music career. In a Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, August shared that he has been suffering from an autoimmune disease in which his immune system is fighting against itself. August shared:
“I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting against itself. Reality is I’m sick all the time. I’d really like to talk about it and I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a f*cking cancer patient, because I’m not.”
Recently, August shared on Instagram that he has been admitted to the hospital after losing sensation in his legs which made him incapable of walking. In the post, he stated:
“I couldn’t feel my legs. My doctor ended up admitting me into the hospital. They’re doing a bunch of tests. He said I have some nerve damage going on throughout my whole body that I have to go into a recovery process for. It’s like my immune system just went on vacation. So, I’m just waiting on it to come on back so we can get together and do what it do.”
Though August’s battle with his health has been primarily private, in the video he shared with his fans it was clear that he was remaining positive. His strength is greatly admired, and we will all continue to wish him health and a swift recovery.
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Hiiii guys!! 😂It’s me, being my most awesome, weirdly great self. 🤦🏽♂️I’m here with the stitch 🗣 & to also apologize for not being able to make the essence fest gig last night. I take my career & your time very seriously & the fact that you guys show up for me, endlessly. Means the world! I’m man down right now, & figured I should share.. that My auto immune disease is raging, but im fighting this thing & on my mission to shake back & beable to make it up to you! I got so much 🎶NEW NEW🎶 to share w/ you!!!..& Big Love to give. ❤️ Big Life, Big Dreams & every peaceful thing to you! Less stress, More Love, More Rest, & Jah Bless. 🙏🏽 know that HE’s got you even when it all feels too complex. 👁⚡️🙏🏽