August Alsina Illness: The Rapper’s Health Issue Is Explained Alongside His Retirement Hints!

August Alsina, a rapper, has dropped a retirement hint on Instagram today. Unfortunately, this development occurs at a time when the singer/songwriter is experiencing severe health problems.

Many of his followers have flocked to his most recent update in the hopes that he will finally address the question of whether or not he intends to stop releasing new music.


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In a brief Instagram post, he thanked his fans for their support and hinted that this might be his last creative endeavor. As someone who struggles with their own mental health issues, August Alsina’s fanbase is understandably concerned for his well-being.

What Exactly Is Wrong with August Alsina’s Health Right Now?

Rapper, 29, opened up to Jada Pinkett Smith, with whom he’s been romantically linked, about his battle with genetic liver disease. August Alsina elaborated by saying that he inherited his autoimmune disorder from his parents.
In another now-deleted Instagram post, the “Kissin’ On My Tattoos” rapper shared:

“After sitting down and talking with my father’s mother and sister… they explained to me that sickness & illness runs in my family. My father & grandfather both died of severe illness.”

During a performance in 2014, August Alsina suddenly collapsed, shocking his audience. In 2017, he finally opened up about the ongoing health struggle he’d been facing.


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He also shared the following information with Jada Pinkett Smith‘s interviewer:

“I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting against itself. Reality is I’m sick all the time. I’d really like to talk about it and I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a f**king cancer patient, because I’m not.”

August Alsina had undergone eye surgery in 2015 to treat an “Eye disease that was causing him to go blind,” but whether or not this procedure was related to his autoimmune disease is unknown.

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Another Instagram post from August Alsina in July 2019 detailed his temporary inability to walk. In his words:

“My auto immune disease is raging, but I’m fighting this thing and on my mission to shake back and be able to make it up to you.”

The Louisiana native recently shared that he is “Working on his last couple of projects.” His devoted following is understandably getting worried that he may call it quits as a musician as his health problems drag on.