August Alsina Talks Battle With Liver Disease & Depression

August Alsina has been battling a severe liver disease and depression.

The R&B singer sat down and opened up to Jada Pinkett Smith recently about his fight against a severe illness that affects his liver and on top of that his struggles with depression. “I have a liver disease, where my autoimmune system is fighting against itself,” August said. “The reality is that I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a fu**in’ cancer patient ’cause I’m not.”

In a lengthy post on Instagram, August Alsina ask his fans to pray for him as he gets ready to hit the road for a new tour and still focus on getting healthier. “I’ve been living my life in so much dis-ease that I’ve literally created it within myself,” he wrote. “God has invested something inside of me, But I am not afraid of this Agony because I know that God pulls us back to shoot us FORWARD. & To my lovely and loyal fans.. Please take care of yourself and your bodies & your SOULS. A beautiful face will fade, a beautiful body will too fade, but a beautiful soul is that FOREVER. I have so much to share, until I do.. Please say a prayer.”