French Montana Talks ICU Recovery & Favorite 'MONTANA' Songs With Zane Lowe

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French Montana arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019.

After finally being discharged from the ICU on Thanksgiving, French Montana kicked off December on a positive note by dropping his highly-anticipated MONTANA album on Friday (Dec. 6).  

The musician FaceTimed with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, and chatted with the host about the his recovery from the ICU. "You know, life come at you sometimes, get you down to your knees," he said. "That's what happened when you try to be too much of a rock star on your birthday. I turned up so much I ended up in the ICU." 

"I went to like four different countries in like six days. Saudi, Egypt, Morocco, and like somewhere else," he continued. "I ended up in my house. The rock star got a story to tell his kids. I stayed there for a couple of days until I made sure my body was right to leave and come home and that a personal nurse is taking care of me. They told me I have to stay home for like four weeks until I'm fully recovered. I had an album coming out. I'm so mad because I can't do what I'm supposed to be doing, but as long as I got people like you, my brother, people that's been supporting me, I ain't even worried."

"They can't keep a good man down," he added. "The doctor walk in like, 'What are you doing?' I'm like, 'Pushups.' He's like, 'Get your ass in that bed.' I was stunting for the 'gram, letting people know I was strong."

As for his favorite MONTANA tune, he said that "they're all my babies. It's hard to separate one from another." 

"But if I was to pick one, it would be either 'What it Look Like' and '50s & 100s,'" he continued. "'50s & 100s' for me just being like a true truth. I'm a Three 6 Mafia fan from the Most Known Unknown."

Listen to the interview below.