Shawty Lo is recovering after becoming ill Tuesday (December 20) from complications due to diabetes. The G-Unit/D4L rapper was hospitalized, but his manager Johnnie Cabbell said he is now on the mend.
“We appreciate the outpouring of concern and prayers. Shawty Lo was hospitalized yesterday,” Cabbell told MTV’s Rap Fix. “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.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 346 million people worldwide suffer from the lifelong chronic disease.
Shawty has lived with it for 11 years. Earlier this year he spoke with HipHopDX about learning to cope with it.
“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,” Shawty said at the time. “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.”
In June Shawty inked a 50/50 deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Record Label.
“It’s like a new beginning and all I needed was someone behind me,” Shawty told AllHipHop in June. “50 [Cent] is a marketing genius and I got my new thing. D4L and G-Unit…we going to be working the south and the rest of the world if need be…my new situation with G-Unit was just solidified and I got off the phone with 50 yesterday, I just signed a really large deal.”
We wish Shawty a speedy recovery.