Chika has recently been admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles due to kidney failure, as she has made two visits to the ICU within the last few months.
On Sunday (July 9), the 26-year-old shared on Instagram that she has been hospitalized, and she posted a series of mirror selfies wearing a blue hospital gown, showcasing the IV connected to her arm.
In her Instagram post, she mentioned that she had been in the ICU twice in the past month and expressed her boredom by referring to the hospital selfies as “prison photos.”
“Been in the ICU twice in the past month and it’s so friggin boring that i have resorted to taking prison photos. enjoy. album in a couple- a weekz,” she wrote.
While fans began spreading false rumors in her comment section, Chika cleared up the reasoning behind the hospital visits were due to kidney failure.
A fan wrote: “You know you can spend 3 days in ICU and then get moved to the regular floor right,” Chika clapped back. “Please shut the fuck up, i had kidney failure.”
There were plenty of fans who sent their love and well wishes to Chika as she goes through her health challenges.
Chika always has been open about her previous struggles with both physical and mental health. In 2022, she revealed that she was close to attempting suicide.
“I went to the top of the intercontinental, but could not jump. not because i don’t want to, but because the metal stairs were scary. that’s the thing about having a fucked up brain. no matter how much pain you’re in, there will always be something holding you back. it’s draining & sad,” she wrote. “It looks like crying wolf, but it’s not. it’s just difficult to find the right way. the quickest way. the painless way. i am tired of myself too.”
On the music side, Chika is preparing to release her highly anticipated album, SAMSON, on July 28. The album will consist of 20 tracks, including notable collaborations such as “Truth or Die” featuring Freddie Gibbs, “DEMIGOD,” and “REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.”