Ab-Soul Says Puff Daddy Advises Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery
Speaking with GoodFellaMedia during his These Days tour, Ab-Soul revealed that symptoms from Stevens Johnson Syndrome have continued to affect his eyesight to the point of his considering a full corneal transplant surgery.
“My cornea is more scarred now than when I talked to you last time,” Ab-Soul admitted to interviewer Justin D. Live. “I was talking to Puffy or ‘Dr. Sean Combs’, and he really suggests that I go ahead and try to get a cornea transplant. I’m just a little eerie about that because what if they mess up. I just look at it on a brighter side of things. You can’t have it all. I have vivid memory of having 20/20 vision as a child. Vivid memory. Even a couple of my shroom psychedelic trips I’ve been able to see in HD. I’m not completely blind. So the analogy is like, your cornea is your windshield. So if your windshield is cracked, you get bad glare from the sun sometimes. That’s why you wanna get that fixed.”
Detailing his relationship with Puffy and addressing the Bad Boy Records founder’s appearance on his These Days album, Ab-Soul explained being approached by the label years ago.
“Bad Boy had reached out to me early in my career a couple times,” he said. “But you know, you know I’m loyal. When Q started calling himself Puffy. He actually met up with him, I guess that just kind of brought us all together.”
During the interview Soul also addressed the delay in releasing his collaboration with ScHoolboy Q “Druggys With Hoes Pt. 3.”
“I hope so,” he said of the track being released. “It’s gotta come from the boss though—Top Dawg. It was supposed to go on the album. We just couldn’t clear the sample. That’s why it wasn’t on Oxymoron.”