august alsina - blindness

Dang, this certainly qualifies as bummer news.

We’ve learned that August Alsina is dealing with potential blindness.

On Friday the popular R&B/hip hop singer made a surprising confession to his fans.

Via Instagram Alsina spoke about his eye disease, which has caused him partial blindness.

“So I have this eye disease.. Blind in my left, and losing vision in my right,” he captioned a photo posted of him in the middle of an operation.

The New Orleans native adds …

“In order to prevent my eyesight from deteriorating ihad to do this surgery,” he wrote. “This s**t is beyond painful & Life be throwin’ a n***a curve balls but what I’ve gained from it all is priceless.”

Alsina, 22, wraps up the message by encouraging his fans to not take life for granted.

“A lot of things that are so natural to us in life (like waking up and being able to see) we can take it for granted,” he wrote. “Thank God the OG for allowing me to see.. The good the bad the ugly, I’m just glad to see.”