Singer, Songwriter and Radio host Al B. Sure! is awake after spending two months in a coma, and is “making strides towards recovery” after a health condition landed him in the hospital.
In 1989, he won an American Music Award for best new artist. That same year, he snagged a Soul Train Award. In 1991, he was nominated for two Grammys, one for his work in the Quincy Jones-produced smash hit “Secret Garden.”
He became close friends with David Bowie, who he says taught him how to ski, and Michael Jackson, who called him “the young heir apparent.”
At the height of his fame, Al toured with Bobby Brown. Boxer Mike Tyson was never far behind. He calls his close friends “a brotherhood.” And that’s exactly what we’ve created. Al is more of a brother to me as we created “Secret Garden Radio” a sexy and seductive late night radio show that caught the attention of many people across the globe.
But eventually, with success came excess and Al began to gain weight. At his heaviest, he was 309 pounds. Quincy Jones inspired him to lose weight, telling him, “Please get your act together.”
Al got bariatric surgery and began to look and feel better. Then earlier this year, he was rushed to the hospital after collapsing while working on new music. He then fell into a coma for more than two months. He had multiple illnesses, including renal failure. He was given a tracheotomy. Doctors talked about putting him in hospice and even told family members that he might not even make it through the night.
With plenty of prayers and determination, he turned things around and is on the road to recovery. He had an interview with Fox 5’s Good Day New York.
“What people don’t truly understand unless you’ve been through this type of medical journey is taking for granted breathing, tying your shoes or speaking,” Al said.
Now with a second lease on life, Al takes nothing for granted and is grateful to be alive. He’s also the recipient of a new liver.
As details of his health crisis began to surface, Al received calls and letters from all over the world. Snoop Dogg sent him a get-well message via video. Halle Berry reached out, And one of the most memorable messages came from Vice President Kamala Harris, who in a letter wished him a speedy recovery. you too can wish Al B. Sure a speedy and healthy recovery at @officialAlBSure on instagram and Al B Sure! on Twitter.