August Alsina is slowly getting back to full health, after collapsing on stage during a concert in New York City on Monday night. The R&B singer took to Instagram, posting a photo from bed side, giving fans an update for the first-time after suffering multiple seizures. “Your life can be gone in a split second,” said the New Orleans-native. “I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns,” he ended the message off with, also revealing he was in a coma for three days.
TMZ reported earlier this week that Alsina as rushed to the ICU of a NYC hospital, receiving treatment for the seizures after he fell off stage during his “Testimony Live” tour stop at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. A rep states doctors did not find any drugs aside from marijuana in his system, believing August collapsing was due to exhaustion and dehydration.
Read August’s full message below.
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“This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine. iWoke up out of a 3 day coma… &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I’m tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second’. I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns.” -Yung
August Alsina and Nicki Minaj cozy up in their new video, “No Love.” The R&B singer and rap superstar play an on-screen couple, going through the ups and downs of an intense relationship. Directed by Benny Boom (Minaj wrote the treatment), watch the VEVO premiere below.
August Alsina’s Testimony album is available now on iTunes.
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It’s not just the fans who might faint at a show. This week started off as a whirlwind for August Alsina, who shocked concertgoers when he suddenly went limp and fell off stage during his set Monday (Sept. 15) at Irving Plaza in Manhattan.
He collapsed mid-performance. Disturbing footage, captured on camera by the crowd, shows the fall and security rushing to his side. Witnesses say security then motioned for the music to stop, and that August was moved backstage. Paramedics were called to the scene and he was eventually taken out of the venue on a stretcher.
No word yet on his current condition, but fans did add that he was able to wave farewell.
August was making rounds for his Testimony Live tour, which kicked off Aug. 14 in Seattle in support of his debut album. He had just sold out venues in Philly and Boston in the days before, and in the hours before, the BET Best New Artist had just released the world premiere of the new video for his “No Love” remix featuring Nicki Minaj on 106 & Park.
Almost immediately after the scare, the fan footage began circulating, along with the Twitter trend #PrayForAugust. Ditto that. He’s scheduled to appear in Cincinnati tonight at Bogarts and to close out the tour Sept. 21 in Kansas City at the Arvest Bank Theatre.
Usher has served up some strong singles as he preps his the follow-up to 2012′s Looking 4 Myself, but he’s also getting ready to embark on his first tour in three years. Today the veteran crooner announced The UR Experience Tour, a 27-city R&B roadshow that will take him across North America this Fall. The tour kicks off in Montreal, QC on November 1 first and comes to a close in Tampa, FL on December 14. Current R&B heartthrob August Alsina and New York native DJ Cassidy will open for Usher, while more “special guests” are in store.
Tickets go on sale September 8 at 10am EST.
Check out the tour dates below…
Nov. 1 — Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Nov. 2 — Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 4 — Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 5 — Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 7 — New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 10 — Washington DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 11 — Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 13 — Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 14 — Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Nov. 15 — Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 17 — Chicago, IL – United Center
Nov. 18 — St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 21 — Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Nov. 22 — Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov. 24 — San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
Nov. 26 — Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Nov. 27 — Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Nov. 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Dec. 2 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
Dec. 4 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Dec. 5 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 6 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Dec. 8 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Dec. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 12 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Dec. 13 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Dec. 14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Kirko Bangz goes down the wrong road in “Rich,” the video in support of his new single featuring August Alsina. Directed by ItchyHouseFilms, the Houston rapper puts the hard laboring job to the side, choosing the path of fast money in the streets. The decision turns fatal as Bangz turns victim to the power of Ty Dolla $ign.
Kirko Bangz’ Bigger Than Me debut album is due later this year.
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