Bow Wow "Almost Died" From Cough Syrup Addiction Amid Mac Miller Death by Drug Overdose

Updated On 13 Sep, 2018 Published On

Bow Wow is opening up about his own battle with drug use! Following the tragic death of Mac Miller from an apparent drug overdose, the rapper and actor, 31, has now revealed that he had "almost died" from cough syrup addiction.

Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Moss, took to Twitter on Tuesday, September 11 to ask his young followers to stop taking drugs. And for that, he described his own experience becoming addicted to lean which is a mixture of codeine and soda.

The Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star says he was high from drinking lean every day when he had been working on his 2007 album Face Off, which he worked on with singer Omarion.

The rapper wrote,

To the youth -- stop with these dumb a** drugs. I'm going to let something out. When me and Omarion worked on FACE OFF album, I was high off lean everyday! When y'all saw me on BET going off on Torae I was high off lean. My attitude, everything changed. My fans started to turn on me, my family too.

He continued,

I never promoted lean in my songs. The whole time I was on the UCP tour with Chris [Brown] I WAS SIPPING 4’s at least 7 times a day. I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati... I came off stage and passed out, woke up in the hospital [and] was having withdrawals.

The rapper further admitted that he was drinking cough syrup to "be cool".

Of going through withdrawals, he said,

I never felt a pain like that ever. It was summer but I was walking round with 3 hoodies on because I was so cold. I missed the Chicago show of that tour, Baltimore show, BECAUSE I WAS F**KING HIGH AND SICK!!!! That sh** is not cool and I was doing it to be cool!

He then added,

Kick that sh**! Be a good son or daughter. Be the best you. Ima start being more vocal. We gotta save the youth from going out early. Parents watch your kids. Explain to them. We want y'all to live man. I almost died f**king with syrup. To this day I'm affected, my stomach will never be the same and it hasn't been. DRUG FREE IS THE WAY TO BE! Smarten up tighten up out here. We can't lose no more of you. Not one! I love all y'all. The young artist all the kids around the world... don't follow a trend. Break the cycle. PEACE.

Noting that his drug addiction was covered up, he concluded,

Go back and watch the Face Off show BET gave us! Look how dumb I looked. My ranting, I was angry every day. They try to protect the truth by saying I was dehydrated... nawww bro. I WAS HIGH OFF PROMETHAZINE CODEINE! Actavis. SAY NO TO THESE DRUGS.

Here's the series of tweets, check them out.

As previously reported, rapper Lil Xan paid tribute to the late singing sensation by getting a tattoo on his face dedicated to him.

Miller passed away on September 7 at age 26 due to an apparent overdose. He was reportedly pronounced dead at his San Fernando Valley home.

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