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Professor Green nearly died after smashing his head onto steel and concrete during seizure

Professor Green nearly died after smashing his head onto steel and concrete during seizure

The rapper has previously had to cancel a tour because of a seizure

Professor Green has revealed he nearly lost his life after hitting his head repeatedly on steel and concrete during a seizure.

The rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, shared news his incident as he looked back at some of the highs and lows of his year in a series of Instagram posts on New Year's Eve.

Pro Green has been known to suffer seizures in the past, having previously been forced to cancel his UK tour as a result of one, but the latest image of his condition in the aftermath has left fans shocked.

One of his posts yesterday showed the 39-year-old with a large scrape on his cheek and yellow and purple bruises covering one side of his face.

Green described his seizure while looking back on 2022.

He got the injuries in April when he was home alone and suffered a grand mal seizure - a type of seizure which causes loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.

Green described how he 'fell face down into steel and concrete' and convulsed for eight minutes straight, all the while 'repeatedly hitting [his] head and face'.

Though the injuries on his face were hard to miss, Green said internal bruising he suffered as a result was 'more the issue', and said he's been 'clawing [his] way back ever since'.

He went on to address the reason behind the seizure, explaining: "It was caused by a culmination of things, but largely I’d not been taking care of myself, the opposite in fact.I nearly lost my family, my family then nearly lost me. Deal with sh*t. If you don’t, it’ll deal with you."

Green said he's 'never watched the CCTV' of the incident, but he was met with dozens of comments from supportive fans who shared their best wishes with him as he continues to recover.

Green showed his bruised face on Instagram.

The seizure Green suffered in 2019 caused him to fracture vertebrae in his neck, though as he shared news of the incident he noted that 'depending on how you look at this fall [he] was extremely lucky'.

"I fractured vertebrae in my neck and subsequently had to cancel my tour that was due to start today," he added. "I've had two further seizures and am lucky I didn't break my neck. Really f*****g lucky. Thanks for baring with me. Most importantly thank you to our NHS, heroes amongst men (and women)."

The Mayo Clinic explains that grand mal seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain. They are typically caused by epilepsy, but can occasionally be triggered by other health problems such as extremely low blood sugar, a high fever or a stroke.

Featured Image Credit: @professorgreen/instagram

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