Nearly died from kidney and liver failure – Young Thug


Young Thug has revealed he nearly died from kidney and liver failure when he was hospitalised for 17 days.

The 28-year-old rapper recalled his near-death experience while performing on the live stream Offset and Friends, which was raising money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Young Thug joined Migos star Offset, Rich The Kid and SAINt JHN on the live stream and chose to perform Killed Before from his collaborative tape with Future, Super Slimey.

Explaining the inspiration behind the song, the star – real name Jeffery Lamar Williams – shared that he was rushed to hospital after he went ‘numb’. Thug said: ‘I kinda just stayed in the bed and I was like, “Yo call the ambulance. I can’t move my body”. Then later… when the ambulance came, I couldn’t get out of the bed. They had to get me out of the bed basically. I felt like my whole body was numb and I couldn’t move.”

‘I went to the hospital and I had found out that I had liver and kidney failure. And I kinda had sorta passed away, like I kinda died. I was in the hospital for like 17 days.

‘I left the hospital, my mom didn’t trust it. So I left the hospital, went to another hospital, they was like, “Man, you got liver and kidney failure.

You supposed to be dead. Basically, you’ve been dead.” I’ve been killed before.’ After performing Killed Before, Thug told the audience: ‘Drugs aren’t good, don’t do drugs.’

The Hot rapper has previously struggled with an addiction to lean, or purple drank – a concoction of codeine syrup, soda and candy that is notorious on the hip-hop scene.

Thug has also been arrested on a number of occasions for drug possession; in 2018, he was arrested for possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam and codeine, and possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and marijuana.

However, the star’s team was granted a motion to suppress evidence in the case after a judge ruled that a traffic stop that led to his arrest was not legal.

After a six day stint in custody in 2018, Thug underwent substance abuse counselling and random drug tests.


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