Biz Markie, known for classic hits like “Just A Friend” and “Vapors,” is currently under the care of medical professionals at a Maryland hospital, battling a “serious illness.”
Reps for Biz tells TMZ that the illness is not COVID; however, the undisclosed illness triggered his type II diabetes, which caused the hospitalization.
“He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals, and we remain positive about the outcome,” Biz’s rep tells TMZ.
Biz has openly discussed his battle with diabetes and his 140-pound weight loss to focus on his health.
“They said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen, Biz told ABC news in 2014. “I wanted to live. Since I have to be a diabetic, If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse. I’m trying to get off [the Diabetes meds]. The way you gotta do it is lose the weight. I’m off half my meds, I just got to get off the rest.”
Let’s keep the human beatbox machine lifted in good energy and prayers.