Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Biz Markie’s Been Hospitalized for WEEKS – Report Says He’s Battling A ‘Serious Illness’

Biz Markie - red carpet (Getty)

*There’s something wrong with Biz Markie and it appears to be serious. The legendary rapper has been in the hospital for weeks.

The beat-boxing DJ/musician, 56, has been hospitalized while treated for type 2 diabetes, according to a new TMZ report.

One thing we know is that he has diabetes and although having type 2 diabetes increases the likelihood of severe complications with the novel coronavirus, Biz Markie’s reps say he doesn’t have COVID-19.

Even though he is currently at a hospital in Maryland, the seriousness of his condition isn’t known.

“He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome,” his representative said.

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It was back in 2014 when the rapper –  whose 1989 hit song “Just A Friend” put him on the map – bragged about losing weight after he went from 385lbs to 244lbs via exercise and diet, rather than weight loss surgery.

“I wanted to live,” he told ABC News at the time. “Since I have to be a diabetic, If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse.

“I’m trying to get off [the Diabetes medications]. The way you gotta do it is lose the weight. I’m off half my meds, I just got to get off the rest.”

According to the CDC, diabetes affects 34 million Americans (or one in 10), with the vast majority of those people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

In addition to his hip-hop career, Biz has made on-screen appearances in everything from SpongeBob SquarePants to Empire and Black-ish.

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