Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network


Tommy: Ready to Love had some significant ups and downs in season one, but none was more concerning than the tragic news of Alex’s health at the end of the season. Tommy: Right off the top I just want to address the fact that one of our most loved singles isn’t here with us tonight. Some of you might be aware that over the Thanksgiving holiday, Alex contracted a very rare flu virus which spread to his brain leaving him currently hospitalized. Tommy: Now, I know you all have been wondering what’s been happening with his recovery. Thankfully we can give you some answers because he’s here with me today. My man, Alex. Alexx: Hey. Tommy: How you doing bro? Alexx: Man. Tommy: Woo. Alexx: Good man. Tommy: It’s been a whirlwind hasn’t it? Alexx: Yeah it definitely has, man. It really has man. Tommy: Everybody everywhere I go, asking about you. They’re praying for you. And we never gave up on you brother. Alexx: Man I appreciate that I really, really do. I really do I just want to thank you especially and the network, Will Packer, Oprah. Just to have the support, the friendship, the love, the care, behind the tragic thing that happened to me. Tommy: Take me from that, take me from day one of what happened. Alexx: I was headed to work, you know I’m a truck driver. So I was headed to my truck. And just ended up regurgitating, you know what I’m saying. Ended up throwing up for no obscene reason. Well after that I called my sister and I remember nothing after that. Two months in the, two and a half months later I woke up in the hospital. Like what happened? And they was like, you died twice man. You were almost out of here man. You almost checked out. Tommy: Two and half months. Alexx: Two and a half months man. Tommy: What did they diagnose this as? Alexx: Influenza B, but it was a lot stronger than Influenza B. It went and hid in the brain stem. Tommy: The flu did. Alexx: Yes, it hid in the brainstem of my head and grew stronger. As it grew stronger it started breaking things down. Nerves and you know everything, it’s just everything, you know what I’m saying. That’s what shut my body down. So when I woke up I was like… Tommy: Moving up. Alexx: Right. It was ridiculous. Tommy: And that was two and a half months later. Alexx: Two and half months later. Tommy: How difficult has the recovery been? Alexx: It’s getting better. It’s definitely difficult. You know what I’m saying, you know coming from being bedridden and not being able to really move or talk or go to the bathroom. Do anything that you would normally do, you know what I’m saying, independently. Tommy: You also had to learn how to walk all over again. Alexx: Yes man, the whole nine. But hey man, I mean I’m blessed man. I’m here Tommy. I’m here man. Tommy: Have you felt the love that have come from the whole Ready to Love fans? Alexx: Oh my god man, have I. I mean it was so, just endearing just knowing that people had so much love. You know what I’m saying, just the people you see every day, you come in contact with. I mean just people I don’t even know. You know what I’m saying, they just have so much love and support for me. And I will never, ever forget that. Tommy: Your determination, I applaud you on it brother. Alexx: Thank you. Tommy: And just determined to live. Alexx: Yes man. Tommy: You know what I mean? Alexx: Yes. Tommy: And I think you got your priorities together, you know why you here. You know it was God. I’m proud of you, we going to continue to pray for you and pray that you go back and get to 100% if not even 110. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Next time I see you you’re going to shake my hand and hurt my hand. Alexx: No you already know that. Hello again brother. Tommy: Oh man. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Love you man. Alexx: Thank you man. Tommy: Still got a little grip. Alexx: Hey man a little bit, a little bit you know what I’m saying. Tommy: It’s coming. Alexx: It’s coming, hell yeah. Know what I’m saying, my man.

Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

  1. Ugh Iโ€™m soooo happy to see him. Wowwww I was just saying โ€œyall are almost done this season and no pop ups of Alexx and howโ€™s it going with him?โ€ Itโ€™s definitely a wake up call to continue to check on your health and to be grateful daily. Thank you for sharing this, still praying for him and his family!

  2. This brutha is a miracle!!!๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ™ Wow, flu virus in the brain & that's what caused his body 2 slowly shut down. Even if he had health insurance; he would still have medical bills unless he had excellent supplemental insurance policies.

  3. Happy he is doing well. He and Ashley seem like great people. He is definitely blessed and he has great things ahead. Thanks for his update.

  4. Why didnโ€™t he ask him about Ashley? We need that update….at least I do…lol..so glad heโ€™s doing better..

  5. LOOK AT GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST WORK!! GOD SEND HIS SON JESUS AND LOOK AT THIS TESTIMONY ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  6. Thank god he's good I felt so bad for Ashlee so happy to see this PRAISE GOD ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค

  7. That!…VOICE!๐Ÿ˜Stillllll There!!!๐Ÿ˜ Too!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›

    P.s….and!….His!!….

    "NO WHAT IM….SAYING"!๐Ÿ˜„

    Love From.a Sista๐Ÿ’› From
    Brooklyn N.Y.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฟโœŒ

    Beeeeee Well Blackman๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

  8. I'm glad you're well again Alex. We were all praying for you. I wish Ashley was acknowledged for standing by you during the sickness.

  9. Seriously, in the midst of everything that happened in the production of this show โ€” THIS is GREASE news… #StayBlessed

    Proverbs 18:21

  10. HEYYYY! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ YESSSAAAA! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ GOD IS STILL A MIRACLE WORKING GOD! I DECLARE TOTAL RESTORATION AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME! HALLELUJAH! PRAISE HIM ALEX WE LOVE YOU BRUTHA โค๏ธ

  11. He probably already told them prior to the interview that the Ashley discussion is off the table that's why she wasn't mentioned

  12. Man itโ€™s SOOOO GOOD to be able to see thisโ€ผ๏ธ God bless you! And continued blessings upon you as you continue to heal

  13. Your Testimony is "FOR REAL" Man ๐ŸŒž!!!! The Lord has His Hands on You & now it's your time to get busy on His behalf doing what He wants you to do for Him… Praise The Lord & Hallelujah!!!! So Happy U Made It Thru on This Side Of Life . ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‡โœŒ๏ธ

  14. Wow Alexx! You are alive! We (all the watchers of Ready to Love) were concerned about you. Did you see the light? ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. Iโ€™m soooooooo happy to see youโ€™re doing well. You are a good person. That was clear on screen. I wish you all the best in love, health, strength and happiness. God bless you always. E

  16. Stay out of that man's business with Ashley. Other women could have been there for him to. What do you want him to stay with her if he doesn't want her I'm so thankful for your recovery Boo

  17. Couldnโ€™t they just sit face-to-face instead of breaking their necks having a conversation side-by-side with a whole table in between just because theyโ€™re men and they want to look to โ€œcloseโ€? Bruh please lol

  18. I'm happy he is still alive. I very scary and sudden medical issue. I wish he and Ashley would have worked out…

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