John River's Debilitating Illness Diagnosed
"It won't be easy, but if anyone can make a full recovery, it's John"
Published Feb 05, 2018Last month, Mississauga rapper John River revealed his fight against a debilitating yet undiagnosed illness, asking listeners and beyond to help him find necessary medical treatment. Now, River's management has revealed that medical professionals have found the causes of the MC's condition.
In an Instagram post, River's management announced that a neurologist diagnosed the rapper with paraspinal pain, severe anemia, a dislocated jaw joint and intracranial hypotension, revealing that "his brain has been sagging in his head for 40 days."
On Twitter last month, the 23-year-old rapper born Matthew Derrick-Huie detailed how the illness resulted in chest pain, breathing trouble, light sensitivity, temporary blindness and depressive episodes. Multiple trips to emergency rooms resulted in inconclusive diagnoses or claims that symptoms were the result of stress or an anxiety disorder.
River's management added that "he's very weak at the moment; physically and mentally exhausted. He's a fighter though, and we know he was scraping and clawing to do whatever it took to be believed and to stay alive. We support him fully. It won't be easy, but if anyone can make a full recovery, it's John."
Find the complete post from River's management below.