Biz Markie Serious Health Problems Revealed After Stroke

New York rap legend Biz Markie is reportedly recovering from a stroke that he suffered while he was in a diabetic coma. The 56-year-old has been having serious health problems for at least the last six months.

Biz Markie Suffering From Diabetes

An unnamed source close to Biz said his diabetes has become dangerously problematic for the veteran rapper and DJ. Biz had been in diabetic comas before, but this latest one lasted longer than usual. Since the stroke, he’s awake but is having difficulty communicating.

“He’s not doing great, but it’s not as scandalous as it felt in the beginning. Short story is Biz is diabetic, he had slipped into a diabetic coma, but that has happened to him in the past and it would only last a little while. He would go to the hospital, get discharged and get his meds under control. This particular time, he had a stroke while he was in the middle of the coma.” (Hot 97)

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Fat Joe Shares Biz Markie Memories

Back in July, it was reported that Biz Markie was hospitalized and in bad shape. New York rap veteran Fat Joe showed Biz some love on social media while wishing him well.

“I met @officialbizmarkiewhen i was a teenager he was the first super star to tell me he believed in me and I’ll make it. This is so inspirational to me knowing someone who made it to tell me I’ll make it. Biz also made my favorite hip hop song ever the “vapors” when i grew up i had nothing and i told them all i was going to Get rich or die trying. I love you Biz thank you for always bringing joy to this world I’m praying you get better everyone let’s pray for my brother and always remember “NOBODY BEATS THE BIZ “🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @weworking” -Fat Joe’s Instagram

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Fat Joe shares a must-see throwback Biz Markie clip.
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DJ Khaled Pays Respect To Biz Markie

We The Best CEO DJ Khaled hit up Instagram with some heartfelt words. In addition to sending love and prayers to Biz, DJ went even further and called him a hip-hop legend.

“Sending luv and Prayers to @officialbizmarkie get well soon ,speedy recovery. HIPHOP LEGEND !” -DJ Khaled’s Instagram

Over the summer when buzz developed about Markie’s well-being, his team cleared the air about a possibly COVID-19 infection.

Biz’s rep tells TMZ the illness is not coronavirus. The rep went on to say the trigger for the hospitalization is that he suffers from Type II Diabetes. He’s currently in a Maryland-area hospital and the status of his condition is unclear, but it appears serious. The rep told us, “He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome.” (TMZ)