August Alsina opens up about his issues with drug addiction.
August Alsina is one of the most talented R&B vocalists in the world today. While he's been very quiet this year, his fanbase is still incredibly supportive as they wait for him to drop when he's ready. Jada Pinkett Smith can be seen on her show Red Table Talk when she's not supporting her kids, Willow and Jaden. The show has been eye-opening as it tackles important topics that don't get discussed as often as they should. In a recent episode of the show on Facebook, August Alsina joined in to speak about his experience recovering from drug addiction, revealing a dependence on Percocet and weed.
The young New Orleans singer has been a mainstay on DJ Khaled's last few albums, also impressing through his solo work and his collaborations with Chris Brown. Back in 2014, August collapsed during a show in New York City, having multiple seizures and being in a coma for three days. Following the incident, he was prescribed Percocet by his doctors to deal with the pain and, much like some people recovering from similar injuries, he became dependant on the drug. According to the star, it was easy for him to get what he needed, saying, "I literally had an endless supply of Percs. If you asked my brother, anybody … I’m like, raining Percs. Off my body, off my house. I was literally raining pills like Skittles."
During his Red Table Talk, August notes how he reached out to Will Smith and Jada to help him through his addiction and now that he's recovering, he's comfortable speaking about his experience. Clearly taking a lot of determination to overcome his demons, August looks at soon conquering the music world once again.