Rapper Lil’ Boosie is in serious need of his diabetes medication and he is in such a bad situation, he has gone to Instagram and posted a message begging his fans to help locate the specific drug.
Beginning on Saturday, Boosie Badazz posted a photo of a “Lantus” injection pen, that is commonly used to treat people suffering from diabetes.
Of course, it is not something you would normally ask for on Instagram, but it appears Boosie is in an area of Florida where he can’t seem to get the medication.
“Asap Anybody in the Jacksonville/Tampa area have this hit,” he captioned the first message Saturday, and the rapper included a picture of the injection pen. He was serious enough, that the rapper actually included several phone numbers where people could reach him.
It appears Boosie was not able to score the meds after the first message, so he posted a second one — which seems to be a lot more serious.
“Anybody n DUVAL AREA WITH THIS LANTIS MEDICINE DM ME YOUR NUMBER SO WE CAN MEET‼️ I REALLY NEED THIS,” he wrote.
He isn’t kidding. It turns out, Boosie suffers from Type 1 diabetes which he was diagnosed with as a child. The rapper has been public about his diagnosis and spoke to XXL Magazine back in 2008 about his condition.
“The first couple of years, I struggled with it. I was in and out of the hospital. I just ain’t wanna face the fact that I really had this s***. ”
Boosie admitted he wouldn’t treat himself properly in the beginning, and it almost cost him his life. “I’d go a month without taking my insulin shots, so I was just throwin’ up, losin’ weight, all kinds of s***. It was hard,” he said.
Fans of the rapper jumped on his IG to advise him on how to fix the situation. “Go to the ER. They will give you a prescription!” one person wrote.
“Call a pharmacy ASAP. There should be one somewhere who is open or call the hospital and they will call you in prescription,” another fan said. Adding, “Contact your pharmacy they may be able to give you an emergency override.”
As for the Lantus pen, it is a man-made form of a hormone (insulin) that is produced in the body. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This type of Insulin is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours.