Rickey Smiley has been hospitalized since Monday, he's suffering from a mystery ailment, MTO News has confirmed.
The TV and radio host took to Instagram, to explain his health trouble to his fans in an Instagram video posted on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old comedian said in the video, "Bruh, I've been in the hospital since Monday. I don't know what the hell is going on."
Here is a video of him:
In the video he wears a hospital gown and a cap. He seemed under the weather in the video, pausing several times to do breathing exercises using a Spirometer, a medical instrument that measures the amount of air volume a patient inhales.
Rickey, born Broderick "Rickey" Smiley, is host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show based in Atlanta.
He is also host of the Rickey Smiley For Real reality TV show on TV One. He is best known for his prank phone calls to unsuspecting radio listeners.
But after yesterday, sporting a bandage on his right hand in a Facebook Live broadcast from his home, the nationally syndicated radio host who said he was medicated with morphine, thanked his fans for their prayers.
“I’ve been discharged from the hospital. I’m at home. I just ate a big bowl of soup and I’m good. Thank you everybody for their prayers,” Smiley said.
He explained that he was getting ready to get some rest but also took time to thank staff at the undisclosed hospital where he was treated and promised to send them a gift from Edible Arrangements.