We The Best CEO DJ Khaled is keeping Biz Markie in his prayers. The hip-hop hitmaker went online this weekend to speak up on the music legend making headlines for his hospitalization to address a serious illness.
DJ Khaled Prays For Biz Markie
On Saturday, Khaled hit up Instagram with some heartfelt words. In addition to sending love and prayers to Biz, DJ went even further and called him a hip-hop legend.
“Sending luv and Prayers to @officialbizmarkie get well soon ,speedy recovery. HIPHOP LEGEND !” -DJ Khaled’s Instagram
On Saturday, buzz developed about Markie’s well-being. His team revealed he had been receiving medical treatment this summer but did not have the global COVID-19 infection.
Biz’s rep tells TMZ the illness is not coronavirus. The rep went on to say the trigger for the hospitalization is that he suffers from Type II Diabetes. He’s currently in a Maryland-area hospital and the status of his condition is unclear, but it appears serious. The rep told us, “He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome.” (TMZ)
Wait, There’s More
Over the past few hours, various hip-hop artists have come forward to reach out to Biz. One notable music veteran – Questlove – went to his Twitter page to send prayers Markie’s way.
Before You Go
Over the past few years, Markie has dealt with diabetes. Biz previously lost over 100 pounds in an effort to help live with the medical condition.
The New York native was named the spokesperson of Zelta’s sugar-free soda line in 2014 after Markie lost 140 pounds to ease the battle against diabetes. While Markie has been a bit inactive on the music scene, seeing that his last album arrived in 2003 with Weekend Warrior, Markie has spent much of time recently as an actor, appearing in Black-ish and Empire over the past five years. He also began hosting a radio show on SiriusXM’s LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio this year. (UPROXX)