Young Thug's lifestyle almost caught up with him.
In the latest edition of Rolling Stone, Thugger reflects upon a recent near-death experience.
“I kinda just stayed in the bed and I was like, ‘Yo, call the ambulance. I can’t move my body,’” he says to the camera. “Then later, when the ambulance came, I couldn’t get out of the bed. They had to get me out of the bed, basically. I felt like my whole body was numb and I couldn’t move. I went to the hospital and I had found out that I had liver and kidney failure. And I kinda had sorta passed away, like I kinda died.”
It’s unclear what caused Thug’s organs to shut down, though he ended his performance with a not-so-subtle message: “Drugs aren’t good, don’t do drugs.”
Back in the studio, he evades giving any specifics about his health scare — or possibly he’s just focused on the poker game. But he offers simple wisdom when I ask him what his biggest lesson of the past year has been. “I think it’s just a lesson for everybody,” he says, “to just let you know that shit’s real, you know? Life is real.”
It's unclear exactly when the near-death experience took place.
But we do know when Thugger's boy Gunna was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this month, Thug rushed to his side and gave him four AP watches. Perhaps because he now knows the fragility of life.