In September, August Alsina passed out onstage during his “Testimony Live” tour in New York. The “No Love” singer was in a three-day coma and had “over 10 seizures.”
The day before he collapsed, he paid a visit to Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” After taking some time off, a rested August, who is currently on tour with Usher, returned to the show on Monday in his first interview since the incident.
He blamed his condition on overworking himself, exhaustion, and not eating, and shot down rumors that he was on drugs.
“It was a case of me just basically putting other people before myself, overworking myself, just really wanting it all and getting it all,” he explained.
The scary moment taught him to take life a little slower. “I don’t live in the moment. I miss everything,” he said. “So for that to happen to me, it was very, very humbling, but in the same breath, it was a sign of God saying, ‘You a king. Now go back and live as a king and do it the right way.'”
While in his induced coma, he dreamed that he spoke to his late brother. “I knew I was cool. I knew that I’d be fine,” he said. “It’s shit like that that show me each and every day that there’s something so much bigger than us in this world.”
The doctors told him to smoke more and gave him some prescriptions to relax him. “I’m working on waking up positive every day. You got a lot to smile about, so why not?” he said.
He recently got to meet Beyoncé, who he greatly admires, and the moment caught him by surprise. “She was the coolest person,” he said.
Plus, ladies, August is single and ready to mingle. “I definitely want me a girlfriend because I feel like if I had me a girl, [the medical scare] that happened probably wouldn’t have happened.”