Swizz was working too hard and it affected his health
Swizz Beatz is one of the highly respected producers in the rap game, thanks to his classic work he has contributed. His success is a result of his hard work, but overworking once caught up with his health. During a recent interview on the Jennifer Hudson Show captured by HipHopDX, Swizz recalled when a doctor told him that he might lose his ability to walk after suffering spinal meningitis.
“When you come from nothing, and you finally get success, [you] get a piece of what you thought you could never get from your surroundings,” Swizz explained “We just have a habit of going hard as men, you know, and it caught up to me. I remember staying up for four days straight just over-pushing it. It messed up my immune system — I had spinal meningitis. And I remember going to the hospital, and the doctor was cold. He was cold as ice.
“As soon as I walked in, he said, ‘okay, you might not die, but you'll never walk again,'” he added. “That was the first thing they said to me when I went into the hospital. But I was in so much pain, I was like, ‘Let's get on to it.' But, Alhamdulillah [Praise be to Allah], I came back, and I beat the odds with that one. And now, I try to take my health a little bit more serious.”