Biz Markie Recovering From A Stroke He Got While Having A Diabetic Episode 

Rapper Biz Markie performs onstage during BACARDI's Big Game Party at Surfcomber Hotel on February 01
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Biz Markie is on a road to recovery.

Over the summer, it was reported the hip hop living legend was in the hospital battling a serious illness, not related to COVID-19. Rumors started buzzing that Biz was in a coma but in September, his management said that wasn’t true. 

Fans and the hip hop community poured support and love, sending Biz well wishes. In the latest report, Hip Hop DX said the 56-year-old rapper suffered a stroke while in the hospital recovering from a diabetic episode. A source told the publication, 

“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.”

The report says Biz is allegedly conscious and can FaceTime with his family, but the stroke had an impact on his brain and it’s hard for him to communicate. Biz is reportedly in good hands at a rehab facility in the DMV area.

Let’s continue to keep Biz Markie in our thoughts and we wish for a speedy full recovery. 

Take a look at a throwback video of Biz Markie at the station taking over the throwback at noon: