R&B crooner August Alsina, 22, posted an Instagram Friday (May 15) showing him receiving treatment for the disease which he says has caused him to go blind in his left eye and partially lose his vision in his right. He captions it: “So I have this eye disease.. Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right. .. The good the bad the ugly, I’m just glad to see.”
In the fall of 2014, he collapsed onstage at Irving Plaza in New York City. The R&B star subsequently fell into a coma for three days after that fall.
The New Orleans native made a name for himself after a steady 21-week climb to top the Billboard charts in 2013 with his single, “I Luv this Sh**”, which he’s co-billed with Trinidad James.