August Alsina has admitted that he is likely to go blind. The 22-year old R&B singer announced via his instagram to 2.7 million followers that he is currently battling an eye disease that is causing him to lose his vision.
“So I have this eye disease,” he captioned on a picture of himself getting surgery. “Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right.”
Although he refused to specify what his actual disease was and mentioned that the procedure was very painful, Alsina did explain that the procedure would prevent further deterioration.
“A lot of things that are so natural to us in life (like waking up and being able to see) we can take it for granted,” he wrote.
This isn’t the first time Alsina’s medical issues were made public in a somewhat unexpected way. While performing at New York’s Irving Plaza In September, the “No Love” singer collapsed on stage. MTV reported that he didn’t wake up from what turned out to b a coma for three days. Alsina is known best for his work with artists like Nicki Minaj, B.o.B., Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti and more. He is currently set to hit the road with Chris Brown in June for the four-day tour.