“I can tell you how I feel about you night and day”
Fans of R&B sensation Al B. Sure know those lyrics like the back of their hand. He’s been making girls swoon since the 80’s and is still doing it now. He is celebrating his 53rd birthday, but just a few months ago, Al B.’s life might have come to a close.
In October 2020, the singer, songwriter, producer and radio host posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing a medical gown.
“As promised, I’m sharing yet another bit of my #AlBSureMedical journey with you via this image,” he wrote. “I’ve never appreciated something so simple as sitting up in a chair.”
“After major surgery and following all protocol there was a very interesting discovery related to my illness outside of just my #Gallbladder and blockage etc,” the Night & Day singer shared. “You’ll really get a kick🦵out of this one but you won’t be surprised. Let’s just say, I’m still here breathing and not like the others.” He also added that he remained free of COVID-19.
“Thank you for the love light and prayers to get me through 2020,” he continued in another post. “I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you Dr. Rosenberg for allowing me a few more years here with my loved ones.”
“Hearing that I only have 4 to 6 months left if I didn’t fix me was eye-opening and mind-boggling.”
He also threw a little shade at the people in his life who didn’t take time to check in on him.
“On the flip side, I’d like to revisit and sincerely send a very special thank you to anyone #thatiUsedtoknow who didn’t have time or couldn’t be bothered to reach out and see if I was still among the living or might have checked out (NY term for ghost). Including family members,” he wrote. “No worries, it’s always a good time to #SpringClean and shrink my already small circle of individuals to a significantly smaller dot.”
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But this isn’t the first time Al had to get serious about his health. Just in the past couple of years he ballooned up to over 300 pounds and had to change his diet and exercise program.