Busta Rhymes shocked the world when he revealed his newly-transformed body in October. With a new body comes a healthier lifestyle — and Busta is fortunate to have had a chance work on that. In a candid interview with Van Jones, the bona fide Hip Hop legend revealed he almost lost his life from his unhealthy living.
During the interview, Busta told Jones his weight gain came as a result of the several vices and bad habits he couldn’t turn away from such as smoking weed, cigarettes and drinking copious amounts of liquor. It got so bad that during a routine check-up, Busta’s doctor found polyps developing in his throat and said his body’s air supply was only at 10 percent.
“I’m like you need to tell me what the fuck you seeing, I need to hear what’s going on,” Busta said. “He says, ‘Your polyps grew so big that it blocked 90 percent of your breathing passage and if I send you home tonight and you sleep under the AC and catch a cold and that last 10 percent of breathing of your breathing passage gets blocked up you are going to die tonight.’
“The moment was an emotional wake-up call. I just started crying.”
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