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Shawty Lo Gives Update on Diabetes Emergency: 7 Other Celebs Battling Diabetes

Sun., Dec. 25, 2011 8:00 AM EST
by Nicholas Robinson

Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo found himself in serious trouble on Dec. 21 when it was reported that he had been hospitalized due to complications related to his diabetes. Though little information was released then about his condition, the rapper has now given fans an update on his health.

“We appreciate the outpouring of concern and prayers. Shawty Lo was hospitalized yesterday,” his manager Johnnie Cabbell said in a statement to MTV’s RapFix. “He suffers from diabetes and had to seek immediate medical attention, although he is now resting and doing well. He will be able to fulfill his scheduled upcoming performances and appearances.”

Back in June, Shawty Lo revealed that he’s been diabetic for more than a decade.

“I’m diabetic. I’ve been diabetic for 11 years now. I was in denial when I first became a diabetic because I wanted to stay the same. But when you learn how to cope with it, you deal with it. I’m trying to teach people who have the disease that you can live with it,” explained Shawty Lo.

Well, we wish Shawty Lo a speedy recovery and hope that he’s back to work soon, like these seven other celebs who are living with diabetes. Check them out below.

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