August Alsina reveals he's going blind

theGrio REPORT - Friday, August Alsina made a surprising confession to his fans.

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Friday, August Alsina made a surprising confession to his fans.

The R&B singer took to Instagram to share his current battle with an eye disease, which has caused him partial blindness.

“So I have this eye disease.. Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right,” he captioned a photo posted of him in the middle of an operation.

He goes on to explain that he is undergoing treatment in hopes of fully regaining his sight. “In order to prevent my eyesight from deteriorating ihad [sic] to do this surgery,” he wrote. “This s**t is beyond painful & Life be throwin’ a n***a curve balls but what I’ve gained from it all is priceless.”

The 22-year-old concludes the message by encouraging his fans to function from a place of gratitude. “A lot of things that are so natural to us in life (like waking up and being able to see) we can take it for granted,” he wrote. “Thank God the OG for allowing me to see.. The good the bad the ugly, I’m just glad to see.”