But he's not letting it get him down
R&B artist August Alsine has been honest in his battle with a mysterious illness that’s been plaguing him for the last few years, and he finally found out what’s going on in his body. August has been told that he’s got the same illness that contributed to the death of some of his family members, and, like them, he intends to fight this thing every single, difficult, painful step of the way without losing his optimism.
New Orleans-born R&B artist August Alsina seemed like a perfectly healthy 21-year-old man back in 2014 until he passed out mid-performance in New York City. August was rushed to the hospital, spending the next three days in a coma.
August was hit with even more bad news in 2015 when he revealed that he was loosing his eye sight. He still had the drive to complete his second album This Thing Called Life, and he was determined to get his third album DRUGS out in 2017.
The reason that August hasn’t been able to create music as quickly as he hoped to or tour as much as he’d like to is because he’s been diagnosed with an illness that runs in his family. It was the cause of his coma and vision loss.
He sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith to talk about how the illness has affected his life and what it may do to him in the future…