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EntertainmentIn 2016, Kid Cudi experienced a stroke while in treatment.
Kid Cudi

In 2016, Kid Cudi experienced a stroke while in treatment.

Kid Cudi was open about having to leave the music industry due to a health crisis.

The rapper disclosed he had a stroke two weeks after entering treatment for drug addiction and despair in 2016. He made this revelation in an interview with Esquire.

The 38-year-old told the source that “everything was f—ked” and that he needed to be hospitalized since the stroke had affected his speech and ability to walk.

After months of physical therapy, Cudi felt like he made progress when he appeared with Michael Cera in an audition for the Broadway production of “Lobby Hero.”

For the part, which ultimately went to another actor, the “Mr. Rager” rapper had to remember a lot of dialogue. Nevertheless, Cudi came to feel successful in his own right.

“I showed myself I was capable of doing it. At the time, I needed that,” he told the publication. “I felt joy. Like, my brain is still functional. I gained nothing from whatever s—t that occurred.

The “Pursuit of Happiness” rapper talked openly about his ongoing battle with ex-friend Kayne West during the same interview. The “Donda” rapper should “be a grown man,” according to Cudi, and accept Kim Kardashian’s divorce petition.

“If you can’t deal with the fact that you lost your lady as a grown man? That is not my problem, f—king. Like every male in this world, you need to own up to your s—t, he added, adding, “I’ve also lost ladies. And I’ve got to take responsibility. That is not what I need in my life.


The conflict between the two began last year, when Cudi’s close friend and comedian Pete Davidson began dating Kardashian.

West ultimately decided to remove the rapper, whose true name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, from his “Donda 2” album because of their strong connection.

The “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper says the decision “pissed him off” and that it would take a “motherf—king miracle” for the two of them to mend their friendship after it had such a negative impact on his mental health.

“Do you know how it feels to suddenly see yourself trending on social media because someone is talking trash about you?” He clarified. “And now you’re getting messages from this person’s haters on Twitter and Instagram? All of your remarks?”

Mescudi has a long history of advocating for mental health issues, something he is quite proud of.

The pressure is great, but it keeps me going. I’ll take it, then. When asked if he ever gets “weary” of being a mental-health ambassador, he responded, “It doesn’t stress me out.

“I keep saying to myself, ‘Nah, Scott. You must be present. Allow old age to do you in.

Himanshu Mahawar is the Editor and Founder at Flaunt Weekly.

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