Biz Markie Has Been in Hospital for Weeks Due to Complications from Type 2 Diabetes

Biz Markie has been in hospital for several weeks after suffering a serious illness, it is being reported.

Representatives for the rapper have confirmed to TMZ that his hospitalisation is not related to the coronavirus but was triggered due to complications from type 2 diabetes.

The status of his condition is unclear at this time, but he is said to be “receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals” at a Maryland-area hospital.

Reps for Biz said they “remain positive about the outcome.”

The rapper and beatboxer previously lost 140 pounds in an effort to manage his diabetes.

“If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse,” he explained in a 2014 interview with ABC News. “[Doctors] said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”

NME have reached out to representatives of Biz Markie for further comment.

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SOURCE: NME, Will Lavin