After reportedly suffering a stroke, Hip-Hop legend Biz Markie is showing promising signs of recovery, according to his friend and collaborator Big Daddy Kane. For the past few months, there have been little to no updates on his status.
During a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” the iconic New York rapper gave fans a hopeful update on the status of Markie’s health.
He’s getting better. He’s in rehabilitation now. He’s getting better and stronger every day. Last time I talked to him on the phone, he got a real light voice, but last time I talked on the phone. He stuck his middle finger up at me, so I think he’s coming along.Big Daddy Kane
Watch Big Daddy Kane’s interview with “The Breakfast Club” below.
This past July, the “Just A Friend” hitmaker had suffered a stroke in the process of recovering from a diabetic episode that landed him in a Maryland hospital. Rumors subsequently surfaced that Biz had fallen into a coma, but they were quickly refuted.
Biz, who was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2011, opened up about his condition in a 2014 interview with ABC News, two months after he revealed he’d lost 140 pounds in an effort to get in better shape. On top of that, he has been managing his diabetes, but has shared that he almost had to get his foot amputated.
Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie collaborated on the Long Live The Kane single “Just Rhymin’” in 1988.