August Alsina has opened up about his struggle with an autoimmune disease, which left him temporarily paralyzed. According to Rap-Up, after the singer canceled his performance at an Essence Festival event in New Orleans over the weekend, he provided fans with a health update. 

In a video uploaded to Instagram, Alsina said, “I woke up one day and wasn’t able to walk, couldn’t feel my legs, and my doctor ended up admitting me into the hospital. It’s like my immune system just went on vacation, so I’m just waiting on it to come on back.” 

The singer went on to show off his “new car,” which was actually a walker. He then jokingly said, “That motherfu**er is clean, I’m talking about hard body.” 

August added, “My auto immune disease is raging, but im fighting this thing & on my mission to shake back & be able to make it up to you! I got so much 🎶NEW NEW🎶 to share w/ you!!!”