Joey B reveals he has Asthma and it’s been terrible for him, reason for his absence at some shows.
Popular Ghanaian hip-hop artist, Joey B says he has Asthma. He has been battling the medical condition since 2018. The rapper said this while explaining why he has been absent at some shows despite being billed to perform.
This he said is because his condition worsened last year as he kept suffering multiple asthmatic attacks.
“Where do i start… so the past few years i’ve been fighting this Asthma thing. got really serious in 2018 but somehow i’ve been thuggin it out. as of last year till date its been constant asthma attacks due to weather change or excessive dust in Ghana,” he tweeted, Saturday, January 5.
Prior to this, Joey B came under massive attacks from fans on Twitter when he failed to perform at ‘Outmosphere’. He was accused of disrespecting fans by not showing up for most of his billed shows. Little did they know he was very indisposed, to say the least. He was battling for his life.
Moreover, the ‘Tonga’ hitmaker said though most of them think his is ‘pompous’ for failing to show up for the events, he is not. He said:
“I have still performed in this condition and exuded rage/energy on stage. I will not deliberately take monies and not deliver as expected. i did not no show an event because i think i’m drake. free events sef, I still show love how much more paid ones.”
Further speaking, Joey B disclosed his asthma was kept private because he did not want to seek sympathy or use it as a yardstick. He is however opening up about it now due to the backlash on social media.
“I’ve kept these attacks private as I don’t want it as an excuse for not dropping music or seeking sympathy. but where it catch, image tarnishing come inside and i have to let y’all know whats been up,” he stated.
Addressing the issue of why he failed to show up for his most recent show, ‘Outmosphere,’ he said:
“My condition was communicated to the event organizers quite last minute as i thought i could push through but it over me kraa. please dont push a narrative for likes or engagements. I’ll def make it up to you when I’ve fully recovered.”