August Alsina: I Was in a Coma for Three Days

August Alsina: I Was in a Coma for Three Days

R&B singer shares his testimony after fainting spell.

Published September 19, 2014

August Alsina’s fainting spell in New York City this week was much more serious than first revealed. Alsina was in a coma, according to his Instagram post Friday (Sept. 19).

“This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine," he wrote. "iWoke up out of a 3 day coma... &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I'm tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second. I'm recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns.”

The New Orleans-bred crooner suffered multiple seizures after he passed out on stage Monday. He is being treated in the intensive care unit of a New York hospital. 

It is unclear if Alsina’s coma was medically induced. During medical sedation patients are given a controlled dose of anesthetics, typically used to protect and control “the pressure dynamics of the brain.”    

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(Photo: August Alsina via Instagram)

Written by Latifah Muhammad

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