R&B singer August Alsina has stepped forward to speak out on his fight against blindness and how he discovered his eye complications.
According to Alsina, the discovery came after a quick visit to an eye doctor.
“For a while I had an issue with seeing,” Alsina revealed. “It was hard for me to see. So I just was driving one day and I saw this little spot for your eyes or whatever and I stopped through and basically the result was, the doctor told me, ‘You have this rare disease.’ Of course when somebody tells you that, you’re like, ‘You’re on some bullsh*t.’ I’m not hearing that, I’m not accepting that, I’m not believing that. At the end of the day, I went to see another doctor and he said the same thing so I didn’t have a choice but to accept it – if my right eye was like how my left eye is, I wouldn’t be able to drive or do anything.” (Power 105.1)
Back in May, Alsina revealed his battle with blindness on Instagram.
So I have this eye disease.. Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right. In order to prevent my eyesight from deteriorating ihad to do this surgery. This shit is beyond painful & Life be throwin' a nigxa curve balls but what I've gained from it all is priceless… 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. Thank God the OG for allowing me to see.. The good the bad the ugly, I'm just glad to see👀
Last year, Alsina talked about collapsing during a live performance and being hospitalized for seizures.
“I don’t live in the moment. I miss everything. So for that to happen to me, it was very, very humbling, but in the same breath, it was a sign of God saying, ‘You a king. Now go back and live as a king and do it the right way.'” (“The Breakfast Club”)
A few months ago, Alsina had to fall back on a concert due to his medical condition.
“Due to the well-publicized fall from a stage in New York last month which caused August to be hospitalized for more than a week, his medical team has advised him that it would be unwise to travel such distance so soon into his recovery.” (Billboard)