American rap star, Robert Rahmeek Williams alias Meek Mill, has revealed that he was diagnosed of emphysema, a medical condition associated with smoking.
According to 36-year-old Meek, he was advised by his doctor to stop smoking else he may live a shorter life than he desires.
The Dream Chasers Records boss said that in line with the health recommendation, he is considering relocating to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in a bid to quit smoking.
The rapper stated this through his official Twitter (X) account while reacting to the news of rap veteran and colleague, Snoop Dogg quitting smoking.
Meek wrote, “Ima go to Dubai and completely stop smoking… Ima follow Snoop, my doctor said I got a lil bit emphysema in a chest if I don’t stop smoking it cuts my lifeline in half.
“I was addicted to the nicotine and this new weed got too many chemicals and too risky to play with my mental!”
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CorrectNG reported earlier that Snoop Dogg announced his decision to quit smoking and noted that he made the decision after consulting with his family.
The 52-year-old multi award winning artiste further urged the public to respect his privacy during this time.
Snoop Dogg said; “After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.”
The rapper had disclosed in an exclusive preview of Martha Stewart’s iHeartRadio podcast in 2022 that he started smoking at the age of 18.