Rapper OG Maco Reveals He Has Skin-Eating Disease That Attacked His Face after Improper Treatment
Rapper OG Maco bared his face as he let fans know about a skin-eating disease that is plaguing him. He complained of having few friends by his side as he struggles.
The 26-year-old rapper who was popular in 2014, took to Instagram last weekend where he posted shots of his face and scalp covered in scabs. The photos all had messages overwritten on them.
The video clips were especially telling about the skin-eating disease that Maco says he contracted after getting improper treatment for a rash. The disease eats tissue under the flesh. Symptoms include fever, nausea, and disease.
On one photo, he wrote:
"So much healing has a [sic] occurred thanks to God and my doctors that I'm willing to show all a fraction of what I've been going through."
He said that the initial rash was minor. He further stated that "this is the best it's looked" and that he "hope it gives someone hope." Other photos posted by Maco showed his face covered or turned away from the camera.
Maco's disease is also known as necrotizing fasciitis. The disease usually enters open wounds and is sometimes fatal. If IV antibiotics don't work, surgery might be required.
In the other picture which shows a bald patch of Maco's head covered in yellow scabs, the Atlantan native said he's been battling the disease mostly alone.
He wrote over it:
"I’ve been going through this alone 90% of the time, without the support of the person I love, without most of my ‘friends,’ without anything but my own strength and God."
He further added:
“Girlfriends/Lovers will leave you at your worst. Friendship is many times just a word. Actions are everything. Believe in those who show you actions worth believing in.”
Maco reportedly posted a video that he later deleted. On it, the rapper admitted that he's lost trust if several people. He also confessed: "I've been scared a lot. I didn't know what was going to happen."
Maco's hit song was "U Guessed It" in 2014. Two years later, he got into a car accident that took his eye. By 2018, Maco said he was retired. We wish him well as he continues to deal with the horrific disease.
Another African-American male developed the flesh-eating bacteria in December 2018. Melissa Evans found that her son Chance had the disease when he complained of leg pain.
Initially, the doctors diagnosed six-year-old Chance with strep throat. Yet the little boy continued to limp despite not having any broken bones. A closer look showed that Chance had necrotizing fasciitis.
He remained in the hospital and relatives opened a GoFundMe page to help cover medical bills for the young boy. His mother went on to warn others about the bacteria.
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