Biz Markie Hospitalized In Serious Condition: Report

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 01: Rapper Biz Markie performs onstage during BACARDI's Big Game Party at Surfcomber Hotel on February 01, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for BACARDI)

Biz Markie Hospitalized In Serious Condition: Report

The rapper is said to have been in the hospital for weeks.

PUBLISHED ON : JULY 25, 2020 / 12:52 PM

Written by BET Staff

Biz Markie has been hospitalized "for weeks" with a serious condition, TMZ reports.

The rapper's rep says the illness is not coronavirus, but rather complications related to Type II diabetes, which Biz has suffered from for years. He's currently in a Maryland-area hospital and the status of condition is unclear, but it appears serious.

Biz's rep says, "He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome."

The "Just A Friend" rapper, born Marcel Theo Hall, opened up about his diabetes diagnosis in 2014, when he lost nearly 150 pounds in order to improve his health.

Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for BACARDI


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