Boosie BadAzz has never been one to hide his health problems over the years, speaking many times in interviews and on wax about his public battle with diabetes. Today, we’ve learned his health issues have gotten more serious: Boosie has kidney cancer. TMZ initially reported the news, which Billboard has confirmed.
According to the TMZ, Boosie posted an Instagram with the caption, “I need all my fans to pray for me Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys prayer is power that’s why I’m letting the world know prayfaboosie,” before deleting the caption and leaving the photo up. XXL reposted Boosie’s original post here; the current photo on Boosie’s Instagram is below.
Boosie spent five years in a Louisiana prison on drug charges before being released in March 2014. His comeback album, Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, was released via Atlantic/Trill in May of 2015 and debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. His first show in New York City since his release, the day TD2CH came out, was cut short after one song as Boosie vomited on stage and walked off at Webster Hall in Manhattan.
Billboard has reached out to his reps and will update this story as more information becomes available.