22-Year-Old R&B Singer August Alsina Reveals He’s Going Blind

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Newcomer and one of R&B’s newest upcoming stars, singer August Alsina who’s hit songs “I Luv This” and “No Love” ruled the airwaves and garnered him a spot on tour with fellow crooner, Trey Songz, recently shareed some shocking news about his health. Alsina revealed that he had been suffering from an eye disease that is slowly blinding him.

On his Instagram account he reveals:
“So I have this eye disease.. Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right. In order to prevent my eyesight from deteriorating ihad to do this surgery. This shit is beyond painful & Life be throwin’ a nigxa curve balls but what I’ve gained from it all is priceless… A lot of things that are so natural to us in life (like waking up and being able to see ????) we can take it for granted. Thank God the OG for allowing me to see.. The good the bad the ugly, I’m just glad to see????”

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He added that it was painful, and it will prevent his eyesight from deteriorating more. He didn’t specify exactly what disease he is suffering from. But after cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it.