August Alsina needs a few prayers sent up. The 22-year-old singer took to Instagram last night (May 15) to reveal that he underwent a painful eye surgery. Suffering from an undisclosed disease, Alsina wrote that he had gone blind in his left eye and began losing sight in his right. Turning to what looks like a laser procedure, the R&B crooner explained that the decision was necessary to preserve his eyesight.
Alsina ended his caption on a hopeful and positive note, expressing gratefulness for the ability to see, albeit difficult.
“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. “Thank God the OG for allowing me to see.. The good the bad the ugly, I’m just glad to see.”
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Last year, the singer suffered another health scare. While on stage at NYC’s Irving Plaza, Alsina collapsed as a result of exhaustion, and remained in a coma for three days thereafter. Read his post on his latest challenge below.
Get well, Yungin’.
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