Young Thug opened up about his life-threatening health issues on Wednesday (April 29), during Offset’s virtual fundraiser benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Before launching into a performance of “Killed Before,” Thugger revealed that he was diagnosed with kidney and liver failure.
The diagnosis was preceded by a debilitating health emergency that left him hospitalized for two weeks.
“So I kind of just stayed in the bed and I was like ‘Yo, call the ambulance I can’t move my body,’” he explained. “When the ambulance came, I couldn’t get out of the bed…I felt like my whole body was numb and I couldn’t move. I went to the hospital and I found that I had liver and kidney failure. I kinda,’ sorta’ passed away. I kinda’ died. I was in the hospital for like 17 days.”
Thugger went on to explain that his mother didn’t trust the hospital, so they got a second opinion from another doctor, who confirmed his diagnosis.
Young Thug details the time he almost passed away from liver and kidney failure 🙏 pic.twitter.com/2lxr76wzXU
— THUGGER DAILY ひ (@ThuggerDaily) April 30, 2020
The “Offset and Friends” virtual concert, which was streamed on Oculus Venues and Facebook, featured appearances from Thugger, St. John, and Rich the Kid.
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YO! I’M SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OFFSET AND FRIENDS! I’M TEAMING UP WITH @thuggerthugger1 @richthekid AND @saintjhn TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, A FEEDING AMERICA PARTNER. WE WILL BE HOSTING A VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE EXCLUSIVELY ON OCULUS VENUES AND FACEBOOK, PRESENTED BY SUPERSPHERE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 AT 4PM – 6PM PDT. CHECK THIS LINK FOR ALL THE DETAILS – https://ocul.us/offset