On Monday, August Alsina updated fans on his recent health scare. In a video posted to Instagram, the singer explained that he’s currently hospitalized after suffering a loss of mobility.
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. 👁⚡️🙏🏽
A post shared by Yungin’ (@augustalsina) on Jul 8, 2019 at 12:59pm PDT
“Hi guys,” August says in the clip, in which he’s laying in a hospital bed. “As you can probably tell I’m in the hospital. So, here’s the stitch. I woke up one day and wasn’t able to walk. I couldn’t feel my legs and my doctor ended up admitting me into the hospital.” Despite the troubling news, Alsina remains positive while explaining his hospital visit.
“We’re doing a bunch of tests and they’re saying I have some nerve damage going on throughout my body,” August explains. “It’s like my immune system went on vacation. So, I’m just waiting on it to come back and we can get together and it can do what it do, man.”
In 2017, the singer revealed that he suffers from a severe autoimmune disease that attacks his liver. This illness has led to multiple incidents including a collapse on stage in 2014. Although he has not revealed the name of his illness, he did disclose to close friend Jada Pinkett-Smith that the disease is a hereditary condition. As explained in the post’s caption, his current hospital stay has hindered him from performing at this year’s Essence Fest. But, he promised his fans that he has “so much” new music to share with them.