August Alsina, the 24-year-old R&B artist, revealed on Tuesday, May 30, that he has been battling liver disease. He made the reveal a day after asking his fans for prayers for his disease and released a video conversation between him and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
In the second video, he added, “I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting itself. The reality is that I’m sick all the time… I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a f*cking cancer patient because I’m not.”
The musician is showing great strength concerning his condition and wants his fans to view him the same as always.
Please excuse my defense mechanism in this clip.. 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.