Rapper Boosie Badazz pleaded with fans to donate their spare insulin to control his blood sugar levels. It isn't clear why Boosie relies on his fans to refill his insulin supply.
The 38-year-old rapper posted an Instagram photo of a Lantus insulin multi-dose pen, along with a caption asking fans to contact his manager: "I NEED IF U N ATL dm @nightlyfedtone CASH ON DECK."
Lantus is long-acting insulin typically used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that lowers blood sugar levels. Lantus begins to work about three hours after injection and lasts for 24 hours.
Boosie is at risk of losing his right leg after he was shot by an unknown gunman in Dallas in November. The rapper, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., underwent 3 surgeries to place pins in his leg.
Fans expressed concern for the ailing rapper who is forced to perform in his wheelchair at nightclubs to pay his medical bills.
"His leg ain’t gone heal if y'all don't get this," one fan wrote. Another IG user wrote: "Get at boosie on the quicks y'all ! And y'all have a blessed day."
He is confined to a wheelchair due to diabetic wasting, a disorder that affects the nerves in the legs, hips and buttocks, causing pain and muscle wasting.
In another post on Instagram, Boosie shared a video explaining why he wasn't holding a giveaway fans this Christmas.
"I'm giving my love and my gifts to my family... People who hurt when I hurt, people who cry when I cry. People who done suffered with me."
He captioned the video: "#yeahisaidit I WISH A HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL THO."
Millions of diabetics are struggling to refill their insulin due to skyrocketing insulin prices. The feds are cracking down on underground black markets for insulin sales.
One desperate diabetic posted an ad online that reads: "I cannot afford my insulin anymore. I have Lantus pens to trade for Novolog or Humalog vials/pens. Any help is appreciated!"
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