August Alsina
Photo: Landmark / PR Photos (New Look Wireless Festival 2015 - Day 4)

After canceling his set at the 2019’s Essence Fest in New Orleans, August Alsina took to Instagram his reasoning – he was hospitalized after temporarily losing his ability to walk.

“I woke up one day and wasn’t able to walk,” said the 26-year-old. “Couldn’t feel my legs. My doctor ended up admitting me to the hospital to do a bunch of tests and he said that I have some nerve damage going on throughout my whole body that I have to undergo a recovery process for. I don’t know it’s like my immunity system just went on vacation. So just waiting on it to come on back so we can get together and make it do what it do man.”

Alsina has been open about his health conditions, as he revealed in an interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith that he has autoimmune liver disease.

“The reality of it is, 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 fucking cancer patient, ’cause I’m not.”

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