August Alsina Reveals Battle With Liver Disease: 'I'm Not Looking for Anybody's Sympathy'

August Alsina is photographed for Urban Ink in New York City.
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August Alsina is photographed for Urban Ink in New York City. 

On Tuesday (May 30), August Alsina invited fans inside a candid conversation he had with actress Jada Pinkett-Smith regarding his troubling health conditions. The 24-year-old crooner shared two videos on Instagram and explained how an autoimmune disease has severely affected his liver.

"Please excuse my defense mechanism in this clip," Alsina began. "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."

In one video, Alsina voiced his struggles in trying to overcome his current battle. "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," he says. 

In 2014, the Testimony artist collapsed on a New York City stage after a nasty spill during his show. As a result, he was in a coma for three days. It was reported by TMZ that the singer suffered from seizures after fainting onstage.

Take a look at his videos below.  


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