August Alsina Reveals He Is in the Hospital After Losing Ability to Walk

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August Alsina performs live on stage at Indigo at The O2 Arena on Jan. 23, 2018 in London.

August Alsina was unable to perform at Essence Festival over the weekend, and he took to Instagram on Monday (July 8) to share the scary reason why.

"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," he explains in the clip from his hospital bed. "We're doing a bunch of tests and they're saying I have some nerve damage going on throughout my body. 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."  

He stayed positive by joking around about his new "car," a.k.a. his walker set up next to his hospital bed. In 2017, Alsina revealed he suffers from a severe autoimmune disease that attacks his liver. 

In his caption, despite the roadbump, the singer explained that he still has some new music coming up for his fans. See the post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. --⚡️----

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