Singer August Alsina took to Instagram to give fans an update on his health. He is currently battling liver disease stemming from a hereditary condition. 

August also explained that he has started his IV antibody immunotherapy treatment, which he compares to chemotherapy.

"Update; My doctors have started me on my iv antibody Immunotherapy. In short form it's sort of like chemo but instead, for my immune system. Only in this case, not killing the cells, but encouraging my nervous system & body to rebuild," he wrote.

 "I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been tough on my body, but there are necessary steps in order to make progress. iLLness is so humbling & I often find myself singing this song of affirmation to myself eryday, so I figured I'd share that same love, affirmation and motivation with yal, whoever may need it. iHope it speaks to u."

He accompanied the message with a video of him singing a cappella cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." 

in 2017, August who is just 27 years old, revealed to the world that he has a hereditary autoimmune disease which attacks his liver. Since that time he has been hospitalized several times and at one point during the summer of 2019 was hospitalized because he lost the ability to walk. 

August is currently receiving new treatment for his disease.