Hip Hop legend Biz Markie is said to be recovering from a stroke he experienced while in a diabetic coma.
The 56-year-old rapper reportedly has difficulty communicating since the stroke.
According to the publication Hip Hop DX, the Juice Crew rapper was hospitalised in July but hasn't been heard from or seen since.
A source told the magazine that Markie suffered a stroke and is now recuperating.
“He’s not doing great, but it’s not as scandalous as it felt in the beginning,” the source said. “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.”
The source said that while Biz is allegedly conscious and able to FaceTime with his family, the stroke affected his brain and it’s difficult for him to communicate.
He has been in a rehab facility in the DMV area for months.