Biz Markie Suffered Stroke While in Diabetic Coma

Biz Markie Suffered Stroke While in Diabetic Coma

Earlier this year, it was reported that Hip Hop’s “Human Orchestra” Biz Markie was hospitalized due to Type 2 diabetes, which has also kept him off of his Rock The Bells slot on Sirius for most of the year.

Now, according to a report from HipHopDX, Biz, whose real name is Marcel Hall, suffered a stroke while in a diabetic coma and has been in a rehab facility in the DMV area for months.

“He’s not doing great, but it’s not as scandalous as it felt in the beginning,” said a source close to the Long Island-bred entertainer. “Short story is Biz is diabetic, he had slipped into a diabetic coma, but that has happened to him in the past and it would only last a little while. He would go to the hospital, get discharged, and get his meds under control. This particular time, he had a stroke while he was in the middle of the coma.”


According to the source, Biz is alert, but has a hard time communicating because the stroke has impacted his neurological functioning.

The Source Magazine/The Northstar Group wishes Biz Markie a speedy and healthy recovery!