British rapper Professor Green has showed off his surgery scars in a brutally honest and emotional Instagram post.
Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, opened up about his ongoing health issues as he shared a snap of his bloated stomach and large scar from a botched hernia operation.
He also thanked fans for their support and admitted he had been battling with depression in recent months.
There's no after pic yet, this is the beginning of the journey. People are shlags and only post a view into their (often unrealistic) 'perfect world'. I've been a shlag to all things bad; a shlag to my depression, a shlag to drink, a shlag to the sesh, a shlag to not creating, a shlag to distracting myself from the one thing that truly makes me happy – music. I've been a shlag to EVERYTHING NEGATIVE. After surgery going wrong this year it slumped me, I look and feel like shit. If I still look like this in 6 months then I've failed. If there hasn't been a whole load of new music then I've failed. No one is going to sort me out for me, so I figured it's probably time I did it for myself. I can't have a dad bod without bloody having a kid first! And I can't leave music behind knowing I haven't peaked yet… the stuff I've started is the best yet – time to get it finished. Cheers for staying with me and being such loyal fans and friends, bless ❤️
The rap star captioned the image:
There’s no after pic yet, this is the beginning of the journey.
After surgery going wrong this year it slumped me, I look and feel like sh*t. If I still look like this in 6 months then I’ve failed.
If there hasn’t been a whole load of new music then I’ve failed. No one is going to sort me out for me, so I figured it’s probably time I did it for myself.
I can’t leave music behind knowing I haven’t peaked yet… the stuff I’ve started is the best yet – time to get it finished.
Earlier this year Green was admitted to hospital to have three hernias treated but later suffered from pneumonia, a partially collapsed lung and a fluid build-up.
He often shared photos from hospital on Instagram letting his followers know how he was doing.
Green also admitted he previously hadn’t made the details public because he didn’t want to worry his grandmother.
Although Green has been going through a tough time, he has tried to make light of his situation posting entertaining photos.
In one snap he joked:
I’m telling you, when it comes to fashion – NO TIME OFF. @stellamccartney knitted comfy jumper with NHS gown, compression socks and @reebokclassicsuk workouts.
He has clearly been going through a hard time recently and we wish him all the best. Stay strong!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.