After being hospitalized earlier this year, The Lady Of Rage has finally revealed a few details regarding her health. On Saturday (August 4), Rage shared three photos to her Instagram account unveiling some injuries on her face.
In the caption, the Virginia-born artist shed some light on her recent trips to the hospital.
“I know a lot of people have been wondering what’s going on with me in regards 2 my health, well today I will let y’all know what I know,” she began. “Since Sept. 2017 I have been going back & forth to doctors & specialists for what started out as shortness of breath. Within that time I’ve been hospitalized 5 times.
“Initially pneumonia was the diagnosis. Then I was told pneumonitis, to ‘we think you have lupus or sarcoidosis’, to ‘you’re depressed’ take this prozac…fibromyalgia, sjorgens syndrome and idiopathic interstitial lung disease with fibrosis, which means the lungs are progressively being scarred & they don’t know why. That’s a lot, from 1 day you’re good, to the next day you’re not!”
Rage then explained how she wound up with multiple stitches in her face. It started when she was in New Orleans for the Essence Festival last month.
“July 6th I was scheduled to perform at the Essence Fest & was very excited because this would have been my first time,” she wrote. “As I walked in to the hotel I was cool. By the time I got to the counter I knew something was wrong! I asked for some water, and the next thing I know, I’m hearing someone say, ‘don’t move, and don’t touch your eye’!
“I had blacked out and fell face first into a cast iron frame at the front desk! Blacking out is called syncope, and this was my 3rd & most damaging time! So as a result of that, I received 9 stitches, a fractured eye orbit, & fractured the side of my nose. Missed out on performing at Essence with @dougiefresh and Summertime in the LBC with @snoopdogg.”
The Death Row Records affiliate was in the hospital for six days as doctors tried to figure out why she suffered another syncope episode.
“Nothing was found,” she said. “Previous, to current test showed nothing besides the fibrosis. One of the staff said ‘You’re a medical mystery’…well this mystery needs to be solved is what I’m thinking!! So as it stands, I’m trying to find the proper diagnosis and the proper treatment.
“For those of you who pray for me, please continue to do so. For those of you who send me well wishes, please continue to do so. I’m kind of a private person, revealing this is a big step for me. So there it is …& as always Thank you to those who have been there & continue to be there.”
Rage was previously admitted to the hospital in January, and was “overwhelmed” by the support and love she received from her fans and peers.