Chicago Rapper Rhymefest Hospitalized After Being Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

Chicago rapper/budding politician Che "Rhymefest" Smith is currently in the hospital at risk of being a diabetic coma, after he was unexpectedly diagnosed with diabetes.

Rhymefest was admitted into the ER in Chicago, where doctors diagnosed him with Type 2 diabetes.

The rapper is currently in the hospital and receiving treatment and waiting to be released.

A representative for Rhymefest issued a statement through his Twitter account.

"Rhymefest apparently had the disease for years and never knew it," a representative for the rapper tweeted.

According to his rep, Rhymefest will continue to release updates via his Twitter account.

In April of 2011 Rhymefest lost his bid to become Chicago's 20th ward Alderman, in his first major run for office as a politician.