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Atlanta rapper Maco Mattox, better known by his stage name OG Maco, opened up about his battle with a necrotic skin infection he contracted 2 years after surviving a near-fatal car crash.

The accident halted Maco's meteoric rise up the SoundCloud charts. He left Instagram abruptly but never explained why - until now.

OG Maco rose to fame with his only hit song "U Guessed It". He was signed to Quality Control Records, whose roster includes The Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, City Girlz and more.

In a video on Instagram stories on Sunday, Maco explained his 3-month battle with the necrotizing infection on his face, which he says was caused by a flesh-eating bacterial infection.

"So much healing has occurred thanks to God and my doctors that I'm willing to show all of a fraction of what I've been going through," OG Maco captioned an image of his face in the original video he recorded on his Instagram stories.

The rapper spoke bitterly about his friends abandoning him after the infection worsened.

"I've been going through this for three months, and everybody I thought would be here, who I really thought I could depend on, wasn't there, you know. People who I've given all of my love to and all of my everything to just didn't show up," he said. "It caused me to not really trust anybody or believe in anything. I went through really the worst of it. I've been scared a lot. I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't know if I was going to lost my entire face, I almost did."

He also gave advice to others who contract a flesh-eating bacterial infection.

"Necrosis (dead flesh) or any kind of flesh-eating bacteria - if you had one or if you ever get one, just keep the faith. Follow, the, the regimen that your doctors or dermatologist give you. Um, make sure you follow it."

The video below contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewers.
 

 

  • WinterIsComing

    ? One more thing to be grateful for today. I wish him the best in his recovery.

  • ALLMINE?

    Bro u could be contagious. That's why people aren't around

  • KLo

    glad he's better .

  • LYRICS

    Omg, that must be rough! Don't know who he is (saw his story a few days ago), but good luck to him!

  • WinterIsComing

    They could facetime, text, call, email, write a letter, send a telegram, send a pigeon, send a raven...

  • KLo

    shut the f*ck up. i bet you would suck a dick without question

  • Vegas1989

    Good Morning....It's still early....You said, "Send a raven." Now I do tell peeps that I have a carrying pigeon and he is outside your door.....LOL...Please log out of your computer for 10 minutes please..LOL

  • Vegas1989

    I hope you get well and recover soon. I know that you have a long road ahead. Just keep your faith....

  • n1kk1a

    I’m not trying to be rude by any means, but does it stink?

  • bemetoo

    lol so harsh not send a bird

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • MrsSpice1

    Hes a very dope artist....thats messed up....?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smh@a carrying pigeon

  • Topic Influencer

    Like Edgar Allen Poe huh? In re to this raven you wanna send

  • Topic Influencer

    Probably. Its rotting flesh.

  • bemetoo

    damn to wake up with your face looking like you got attack by a pittbull and a swarm of bees must be really hard

  • Ni Ni

    I read that he publicly dissed black women while praising the all prized possession, white women. I wonder if somebody had him *worked*. What a horrible condition though.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Folks finna show their st8 ignorance

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It was rumored he had The Aids

  • Yup, I said it

    Facebook friends and Instagram followers will disappoint you every time. People learn who their real friends are during adversity.

  • WinterIsComing

    You know what...

  • WinterIsComing

    Like him and the folks in Game of Thrones.

  • Mielle Downey

    I can't even bring myself to look at the picture. This is sad and I hope he is getting the treatment he needs. Prayer helps and God is great and merciful. Amen.

  • MsSapphire9800

    WOW...God Bless him....my niece contracted Necrotizing Fasciitis through a cut after swimming in a lake...she didn't survive...she thought she had an allergic reaction to something and didn't seek help until 2 days later..So I am so happy that he is dealing with this in a positive light...people will never understand what the next one is going through. Some will automatically back away and deal with you afar...some will cut you off...others will talk about you. But true friends will be there regardless.

  • WinterIsComing

    Sorry for your loss.

  • WinterIsComing

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Tony

    Was it? I was wondering about that bc I read that the virus can cause it as well.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I knew your screen name was in reference to Game of Thrones...you excited for next month? I'm not...LOL! I am terrified.

  • bemetoo

    lol what?

  • WinterIsComing

    Heck yeah I’m excited! I feel you though. Now that the dragon has destroyed The Wall and Cersei still being an idiot idk what’s going to happen. You think everyone will die?

  • WinterIsComing

    Folks are trying to be sensitive and kind in this post but here you go with the one liners that have me cracking up smh

  • oshh16

    Not many folk will stand by you when things are inconvenient or uncomfortable but those that do, are truly a blessing.

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • Renee26

    Interesting... Tried to listen to the "hit" mentioned up top and I was extremely underwhelmed

  • Renee26

    I'm sure

  • Renee26

    Naw just a phone call.... I couldn't stand to look at it

  • MsSapphire9800

    Thank you....

  • Renee Bee

    My anxiety is ramping up. I can't wait!!!!

  • Renee Bee

    Wishing him continued healing.

  • WinterIsComing

    You know what...folks are trying to be kind today but you and bemetoo are up to no good ????

  • Karen Brady

    No joke.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Eek!!! I'm just...I can't even place the feeling.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I don't know! When he pulled that dragon from the lake. I let out a stream of curse words! He has the Giants and one of Khalessi'' dragons. I'm like " I HATE this guy" ??
    And I don't like Jon Snow and Danerys together AT ALL! And Sansa and Arya have matured so much with Bran! I can't believe it's ending ??

  • Soon2BWife

    Here I am complaining about a few zits on my face. Lord forgive me.....

  • WinterIsComing

    Why don’t you like them together?

  • Sweetness

    ???

  • Panther Charleston

    Lord, thank You for the words of S2BW.

  • Shawty

    Most people probably stayed away so they don't contract it. Is it contagious through touch?.Knowledge is the key. No fronting I would've stayed away too if I was in his circle. Face time would've been our best friend.

  • Panther Charleston

    My heart goes out to him. And! My heart goes out to his friends too. A lot, A Lot, of people cannot stomach seeing such. And they don't want to be around it because they are afraid of getting it too. Thus, it is my opinion, it ain't all the way fair to be upset with those who couldn't bear being around him. Ijs.

  • Naomi

    He did....SMH.

  • Shawty

    I agree

  • Shawty

    Sorry to read this

  • Shawty

    Hummmm...didn't know that

  • Mz_Opinionated

    It seems YUCKY! I don't like it ?? I would've PREFERRED they kept it casual ? But no one cares what I think. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to it... Butterflies in my stomach and all.

  • Panther Charleston

    Word. But, where would we be witbout a little comic relief? But your point is well taken. God bless that young man, and Lord, please have mercy on us.

  • Shawty

    Right...I'm TRYING to be sympathetic but we got these comments that keeps it real as well but opposite that makes me bust out in laughter when it's a no laughing situation. Gotta appreciate them though!

  • Shawty

    Hope it doesn't smell. All rotting things tend to be smelly!

  • Renee26

    I'm just being honest ?

  • WinterIsComing

    You’re right about it!

  • WinterIsComing

    True!

  • WinterIsComing

    Just read his anti-black woman tweets. Hope Becky will rescue his trash ass.

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol understandable.

  • Ebony Starr

    My condolences on your loss. Education is key. I never would have thought to go to hospital either. We really should stop with the self diagnosis. I have been guilty of it.

  • MsSapphire9800

    No..the saddest part...was when I went to visit her..they wanted me to suit up because I have Lupus and had Staph infection after minor knee surgery...I could do it..couldn't let her see this.

  • MsSapphire9800

    When you're 20 yrs old...death seems so far away...my family educated themselves on all bacteria infections...life is not guarantee...who would think a cookout at the lake would lead to this.

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  • SpiceGirl

    Wishing him the best!

  • Ni Ni

    I betcha she's one of the people that has thrown him away since he's of no use ? to her right now.

  • Ebony Starr

    Yes, it does seem far away for the young, especially with something like that. It breaks my heart. You and your family are definitely in my prayers.

  • ALLMINE?

    Haha. Who depends on people tho? I don't

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Never heard of him, wishing him the best??

  • Bashi22

    My heart goes out to him also bless his doctors who find the right treatment for him. Well on some IG post they dig up his twitter files stating he hate Black Women. I mean he’s sick they still go find his hate messages towards black woman.

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    You better tell it ??????
    I found this out the hard way when I had cancer years ago. One lesson I will never forget is that most of the time folks ain’t shit ?

  • Parent

    Jesus Jerome Christopher Wallace Christ!

    Looks painful.

  • Cie Be

    Really serious ordeal (necrosis) OG Maco is going through.....I am Praying for his total healing, and he is restored 100% back to normal.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... Ya know ?????

  • Wreckognize Game

    Blessings, Sir. I’m glad you are healing.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Glad you are a survivor ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    That’s probably why his “friends” didnt want to be bothered with him anymore..

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This dude said he dont want NOTHING black except an Xbox because dark beeches bring dark days??

  • WinterIsComing

    You aint sh!t lolololol

  • brooklyn23

    I had mrsa before twice. I dont know how but it wasnt near what this dude and what unfortunately your neice endured. Sorry for your loss. Life sucks (sometimes anyway)

  • brooklyn23

    Most of the facebook (so called friends) are people that arent even known. People just add whomever so there Facebook friends could say like 700 and shit. When I got involved with that ( and not long either) I only friended people I actually had interaction with

  • brooklyn23

    You got me thinking about gangrene..omg I think i smelled that twice in my life omg , omg . I cant

  • brooklyn23

    I dont care how independent a person may think theyre are, theres different levels to the shit. You (generally speaking) depend on people emotionally, sexually, physically, spiritually , financially etc etc. You mean to tell me life has been so great to you that you never talked to someome about whatever issue/s you're going through so you can be comforted? Shit if you havent at all been dependant in any aspect the shiat youre the chosen one. Surenuff

  • ALLMINE?

    I was being sarcastic

  • brooklyn23

    Ahh little wise sarcastic gal like me oookay

  • noluvlost

    Look at Karma. . Boy should've watched his mouth

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    Thank you ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Gangrene stinks too? ??

  • the guest

    Praying for his complete healing.

  • Primo Levi

    Cnn been said this 2yrs ago talking bout a flesh eating virus & now like bed bugs ebola aids all man made shit we have our first victim! Dead real out here

  • Blunted25

    So did he contract this in the hospital like MRSA. Man i hate hospitals...

  • Shawty

    lol

  • Shawty

    lol

  • Guess Who

    WTF, I thought that was said by the dude that got killed by the cops. You know the one with the asian bitch???????? HE SAID THIS?

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    i would stay away, too!

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