Rapper OG Maco is fighting for his life, after he contracted a deadly skin eating disease.
The rapper told fans last night that he suffered a mystery rash, and when doctors tried to cure it, he contracted the flesh eating disease.
The flesh eating disease, or necrotizing fasciitis, is an infection that results in the death of parts of the body's soft tissue. It is a severe disease that spreads rapidly. Symptoms include red or purple skin in the affected area, severe pain, fever, and vomiting.
Typically, the infection enters the body through a break in the skin such as a cut or burn, or in OG Maco's case a rash. Risk factors include poor immune function such as from HIV, diabetes or cancer, obesity, alcoholism, intravenous drug use, and peripheral artery disease
Luckily, OG Maco's doctors were finally able to get the disease under control. He's now on the verge of recovery.
But he's gonna have some nasty scars on his face.
In addition to opening up about his health condition, he also talks about how the people he trusted the most and he thought were the closest to him all turned their backs when he needed support, and how it caused him not to trust anyone.
Maco previously lost his eye in a car accident, and now he's facing this skin disease which is very unfortunate.
On July 28, 2016, OG Maco was in a near-fatal car accident. Maco suffered multiple skull fractures, cracked vertebrae, a broken orbital bone, heart palpitations, and almost lost his right eye.
Doctors say that OG Maco has recovered very well from his injuries. Although his Hip Hop career was put on-hold at the time.
Despite earlier reports, OG Maco never lost his right eye. His eyesight only became extremely distorted, so he had to wear an eye-patch during his subsequent recovery. A few surgical procedures on OG Maco's right eye by his doctors has corrected the eyesight and has proven successful, and OG Maco is still able to see through it. Many earlier reports claimed doctors replaced his apparent blinded eye with a prosthetic one; although these reports were later found to be misinformation or false.