Bow Wow has taken to his Twitter to reveal how he almost died from addiction lean.
The rapper took to his Twitter in the wake of Mac Miller’s death to share the disturbing story of his own life-threatening battle with substance abuse.
“To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs,” he tweeted before revealing that he was addicted to lean while recording 2007’s Face Off with Omarion. “Im going to let something out. When me and omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae i was high off lean. My attitude everything changed.”
He continued, noting that he was drinking lean seven times a day while touring with Chris Brown on the “Up Close and Personal Tour” in 2007-2008. It got so bad that he was hospitalized.
“My fans started to turn on me my family too. I never promoted lean in my songs. The whole time i was on the UCP tour with chris I WAS SIPPING 4’s atleast 7 times a day,” said Bow Wow. “I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati.. i came off stg and passed out woke up in the hospital i was having withdraws.”
“I never felt a pain like that ever. It was summer but i was walking round with 3 hoodies on because i was so cold. I missed the chicago show of that tour baltimore show BECAUSE I WAS FUCKING HIGH AND SICK!!!! that shit is not cool and i was doing it to be cool!”
He revealed that people tried to make excuses for him and say he was dehydrated when it was actually the side effects of the strong drug–promethazine codeine. “Go back and watch the face off show BET gave us! Look how dumb i looked. My ranting i was angry every day. They try to protect the truth by saying i was dehydrated… nawww bro. I WAS HIGH OFF PROMETHAZINE CODEINE! Actavis. SAY NO TO THESE DRUGS.”
The rapper said he hopes his confession serves as a cautionary tale to others. “Kick that shit! Be a good son or daughter. Be the best you,” he said. “Ima start being more vocal. We gotta save the youth from going out early. Parents watch your kids. Explain to them. We want yall to live man. I almost died fucking with syrup. To this day im affected my stomach will.”
See his tweets below.