Al B. Sure! is on the road to recovery after apparently emerging from a two-month coma.
The R&B singer posted an update to Twitter, on Oct. 31, and quoted a tweet from a New York radio station that mentioned he’d been in a coma.
“A very humble thank you for the prayers my @WBLS1075NYC family. I’m alive, awake, on the mend. Submissively grateful! #AllPraiseisDuetoAllah,” he tweeted, seemingly confirming reports about his health. “I’ll share more of my health experience soon in hopes to encourage us all to stay on top of our #HealthandWellness #GoSeetheDoctor.”
A very humble thank you for the prayers my @WBLS1075NYC family. I’m alive, awake, on the mend. Submissively grateful!#AllPraiseisDuetoAllah. I’ll share more of my health experience soon in hopes to encourage us all to stay on top of our #HealthandWellness #GoSeetheDoctor ?? ABS! https://t.co/2xxJ2jHUd1 pic.twitter.com/J910PBzZRU
— Al B. Sure! (@OfficialAlBSure) October 31, 2022
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The New Jack Swing singer and radio host included a photo of himself in a hospital gown with two medical staffers offering him support. He appeared to have lost a significant amount of weight and had a strap around his waist to help with mobility.
He uploaded the photo a day after his eldest son revealed the “Nite and Day” singer had been hospitalized again.
Albert Joseph Brown IV took to Instagram on Oct. 30, to thank his followers for wishing him a happy birthday, and to explain that he hadn’t responded because his dad was ill.
“Thank your every 1 for the bday wishes!! Been kinda out of it and in my own world!! @officialalbsure POPS BEEN hospitalized FOR 2 months and he just made it out!!” Albert wrote.
He added, “Thank u for all the concerns and worries about my family! Today is my day but this is for my pops! All I want for him is to get out that f–kin hospital!! We need u big homie!! I love all of y’all! And appreciate all of u! And every 1 I touched and shared energy with around the world on my krazy journey! This for y’all!! and to my family I love y’all so much! Thanks for motivating me and making me feel loved always! And mom u are the greatest mom ever!!! And imma make u proud everyday!”
Al B. Sure!, 54, has had a series of health problems over the last two years.
In October 2020, he posted a photo of himself in a hospital, and said he was being treated for issues with his gallbladder and had undergone “major surgery.”
Two months later, he revealed in a December 2020 post that doctors told him he only had “4 to 6 months” to live if he didn’t make immediate lifestyle changes.
The singer was born in Boston and raised in Mount Vernon, New York.
His debut album In Effect Mode was released in 1988, and sold more than three million copies, topping the Billboard R&B chart.
The disc included the hits “Nite and Day,” “Off on Your Own (Girl)” and “If I’m Not Your Lover.”