Doctor Dre Goes Blind From Diabetes

Diabetes has proven to be a beast over and over again. Earlier this year, we lost one-fourth of the iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest when Phife Dawg passed.

Now, in an intimate interview with The New York Times, former YO! MTV Raps host, Doctor Dre, shared his struggles with the problematic disease.

Dre was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes ten years ago and has lost a toe and endured numerous ankle surgeries due to the disease. Three years ago, diabetes claimed his eyesight.

However, his diagnosis is not keeping him down. At this point, Doctor Dre will soon undergo weight loss surgery and is shopping around a reality show to better give the world an inside view of dealing with diabetes and his recovery process.

Energized and determined to inform people about the seriousness of his situation, he also acknowledges and takes responsibility for poor choices made in his past.

“My stubbornness put me where I’m at,” he stated in the interview. “Now my energy is going to change that. We got young people, grown people, old all having this. We can prevent this. We can cure this.”