Chuck D, Ice-T and more send neatly wishes to Hospitalized Biz Markie


Biz Markie has reportedly been hospitalized due to complications from Type 2 diabetes. According to TMZ, the 56-year-old rapper has been receiving care at a Maryland hospital for several weeks and his condition “appears serious;” however, Markie’s rep is optimistic.

“He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome,” they told the outlet.

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A wish is a hope or desire for something. Fictionally, wishes can be used as plot devices. In folklore, opportunities for “making a wish” or for wishes to “come true” or “be granted” are themes that are sometimes used.

Chuck D, Ice-T and More Send Well Wishes to Hospitalized Biz Markie

About Hospitalized
A hospital, also referred to as a medical center, is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which typically has an emergency department to treat urgent health problems ranging from fire and accident victims to a sudden illness. A district hospital typically is the major health care facility in its region, with many beds for intensive care and additional beds for patients who need long-term care. Specialized hospitals include trauma centers, rehabilitation hospitals, children’s hospitals, seniors’ (geriatric) hospitals, and hospitals for dealing with specific medical needs such as psychiatric treatment (see psychiatric hospital) and certain disease categories. Specialized hospitals can help reduce health care costs compared to general hospitals. Hospitals are classified as general, specialty, or government depending on the sources of income received.
A teaching hospital combines assistance to people with teaching to medical students and nurses. A medical facility smaller than a hospital is generally called a clinic. Hospitals have a range of departments (e.g. surgery and urgent care) and specialist units such as cardiology. Some hospitals have outpatient departments and some have chronic treatment units. Common support units include a pharmacy, pathology, and radiology.
Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, health organisations (for profit or nonprofit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations. Historically, hospitals were often founded and funded by religious orders, or by charitable individuals and leaders..Currently, hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners, whereas in the past, this work was usually performed by the members of founding religious orders or by volunteers. However, there are various Catholic religious orders, such as the Alexians and the Bon Secours Sisters that still focus on hospital ministry in the late 1990s, as well as several other Christian denominations, including the Methodists and Lutherans, which run hospitals. In accordance with the original meaning of the word, hospitals were originally “places of hospitality”, and this meaning is still preserved in the names of some institutions such as the Royal Hospital Chelsea, established in 1681 as a retirement and nursing home for veteran soldiers.

After news broke, members of the hip-hop community took to Twitter to send well wishes to the legendary emcee.

“Just heard @BizMarkie has been in the Hospital.. Get well Homie!!” Ice-T tweeted.

Chuck D, Ice-T and More Send Well Wishes to Hospitalized Biz Markie

“Get better @BizMarkie everybody send a happy GET WELL RT to THE BIZ …..always been a very nice man,” Chuck D wrote.

This isn’t the first time Markie has experienced complications from diabetes, and previously lost 140 pounds in an attempt to manage the disease. “If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse,” Markie explained in a 2014 interview. “[Doctors] said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”

El-P, Questlove, Naughty by Nature, Mix Master Mike, Juicy J, Jermaine Dupri, Fat Joe and more also wished the rapper a speedy recovery. See the well wishes below.