Benny the Butcher Hospitalized for Asthma-Related Issue

A representative for Benny confirmed the hospitalization was not COVID-19 related, and that his condition requires medical attention "every now and again."

Benny the Butcher attends the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

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Benny the Butcher attends the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Well wishes are pouring in for Benny the Butcher, who was hospitalized this week for a non-COVID-related medical emergency.

The Griselda rapper confirmed the news via Instagram on Wednesday, just hours before he was set to perform at Detroit’s Saint Andrew’s Hall. Benny posted a cancellation flyer as well as a photo of himself on a hospital bed, announcing the show had been postponed to a date that has yet to be determined. 

“Hang on to your tickets and we will notify all ticket holders of the new show date as soon as it is confirmed,” the post reads.

A rep for Benny the Butcher told Complex the rapper’s hospital visit was due to asthma, a medical complication he’s rapped about in the past.

“Every now and again, it requires medical attention,” the representative said. 

The 36-year-old artist has referenced his asthma both in music and interviews. He touched on his condition during an interview with Vice last year, explaining the measures he was taking during the pandemic.

“First and foremost, we’re taking precautions with COVID-19 and everything that’s going on. Also, I got asthma, I’m keeping up with my asthma, I got my doctor on speed dial,” Benny said. “It’s just learning new things, man. Staying hydrated. Trying to put the right things inside our body, because we’re smoking, drinking, putting other shit in our body, so we gotta put some good shit in there, too. Looking out for each other, trying to stay healthy.”

Benny is in the midst of his Burden of Plugs Tour, which kicked off this month in Atlanta. There’s no word on whether the rapper will postpone upcoming dates.

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