Shawty Lo Hospitalized for Issue Related to Diabetes

The Atlanta rapper is listed in stable condition.

Posted: 12/22/2011 10:31 AM EST
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Shawty Lo is on the mend at an Atlanta-area medical facility after being hospitalized yesterday following an apparent diabetic episode.

 

In a statement released to RapFix, Lo’s manager, Johnnie Cabbell, confirmed that the 35-year-old rapper was admitted to the hospital to “seek immediate medical attention.”

 

"We appreciate the outpouring of concern and prayers. Shawty Lo was hospitalized yesterday,” Cabbell said. “He suffers from diabetes and had to seek immediate medical attention, although he is now resting and doing well.... He will be able to fulfill his scheduled upcoming performances and appearances."

The “Dey Know” rapper, who signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records earlier this year, has spoken in past interviews about his struggle living with diabetes.

 

“I’m diabetic. I’ve been diabetic for 11 years now, and first I was in denial when I first became a diabetic because I wanted to stay the same. But when you learn how to cope with it, you deal with it. I’m trying to teach people who have the disease that you can live with it.”

 

Shawty Lo is among the 25 million Americans that have diabetes. Other notable stars living with the disease include actor Anthony Anderson and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes.

 

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