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Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

December 13, 2019

Tommy: Ready to Love had some significant ups and downs in season one, but none was more concerning than the tragic news of Alex’s health at the end of the season. Tommy: Right off the top I just want to address the fact that one of our most loved singles isn’t here with us tonight. Some of you might be aware that over the Thanksgiving holiday, Alex contracted a very rare flu virus which spread to his brain leaving him currently hospitalized. Tommy: Now, I know you all have been wondering what’s been happening with his recovery. Thankfully we can give you some answers because he’s here with me today. My man, Alex. Alexx: Hey. Tommy: How you doing bro? Alexx: Man. Tommy: Woo. Alexx: Good man. Tommy: It’s been a whirlwind hasn’t it? Alexx: Yeah it definitely has, man. It really has man. Tommy: Everybody everywhere I go, asking about you. They’re praying for you. And we never gave up on you brother. Alexx: Man I appreciate that I really, really do. I really do I just want to thank you especially and the network, Will Packer, Oprah. Just to have the support, the friendship, the love, the care, behind the tragic thing that happened to me. Tommy: Take me from that, take me from day one of what happened. Alexx: I was headed to work, you know I’m a truck driver. So I was headed to my truck. And just ended up regurgitating, you know what I’m saying. Ended up throwing up for no obscene reason. Well after that I called my sister and I remember nothing after that. Two months in the, two and a half months later I woke up in the hospital. Like what happened? And they was like, you died twice man. You were almost out of here man. You almost checked out. Tommy: Two and half months. Alexx: Two and a half months man. Tommy: What did they diagnose this as? Alexx: Influenza B, but it was a lot stronger than Influenza B. It went and hid in the brain stem. Tommy: The flu did. Alexx: Yes, it hid in the brainstem of my head and grew stronger. As it grew stronger it started breaking things down. Nerves and you know everything, it’s just everything, you know what I’m saying. That’s what shut my body down. So when I woke up I was like… Tommy: Moving up. Alexx: Right. It was ridiculous. Tommy: And that was two and a half months later. Alexx: Two and half months later. Tommy: How difficult has the recovery been? Alexx: It’s getting better. It’s definitely difficult. You know what I’m saying, you know coming from being bedridden and not being able to really move or talk or go to the bathroom. Do anything that you would normally do, you know what I’m saying, independently. Tommy: You also had to learn how to walk all over again. Alexx: Yes man, the whole nine. But hey man, I mean I’m blessed man. I’m here Tommy. I’m here man. Tommy: Have you felt the love that have come from the whole Ready to Love fans? Alexx: Oh my god man, have I. I mean it was so, just endearing just knowing that people had so much love. You know what I’m saying, just the people you see every day, you come in contact with. I mean just people I don’t even know. You know what I’m saying, they just have so much love and support for me. And I will never, ever forget that. Tommy: Your determination, I applaud you on it brother. Alexx: Thank you. Tommy: And just determined to live. Alexx: Yes man. Tommy: You know what I mean? Alexx: Yes. Tommy: And I think you got your priorities together, you know why you here. You know it was God. I’m proud of you, we going to continue to pray for you and pray that you go back and get to 100% if not even 110. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Next time I see you you’re going to shake my hand and hurt my hand. Alexx: No you already know that. Hello again brother. Tommy: Oh man. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Love you man. Alexx: Thank you man. Tommy: Still got a little grip. Alexx: Hey man a little bit, a little bit you know what I’m saying. Tommy: It’s coming. Alexx: It’s coming, hell yeah. Know what I’m saying, my man.


  • Reply Maria Arnold December 11, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Amen, praise GOD!!!! To GOD be the glory

  • Reply Unspoken Goddess December 11, 2019 at 4:18 am

    This did not answer any of our questions

  • Reply Prissy Solo December 11, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Alex! So good to see you

  • Reply Sabrina Brown December 11, 2019 at 4:31 am


  • Reply t dagbo December 11, 2019 at 6:55 am

    He’s really trash I’m sorry. Happy he’s okay but he’s trifling for doing Ashley the way he did. ?

  • Reply NKY D December 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    His speech is definitely messed with a lil ; Glad he’s okayyy❤️❤️

  • Reply Deidre Williams December 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    God Blessed Him and keep him healthy in Jesus name. Amen

  • Reply lee blessed December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Want he do it. GOD BLESS HIM.??

  • Reply LaJoyce Banks December 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    OMG this is such a blessing

  • Reply Mrs. Powell December 11, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I'm happy to see him alive and healthy. That's a miracle right there. And did any one ever think that Ashley probably told him to just speak on his recovery and not give her the shine but give the glory to God. Ashley didn't save his life God did and he acknowledged Him for that. For all yay know Ashley could've been backstage waiting for him after he did this. Just cause he didn't mention her and praise her like she's God don't mean he didn't thank her and acknowledge her in private. You guys have no idea what they got going on your just basing your opinion off of a 4 minute clip ?

  • Reply butyoucancallmesam December 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Yall keep mentioning Ashley did an interview… what interview? Links!

  • Reply Linda F December 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    That’s the flu for real ? most people that say they have the flue never really have it… that’s why doctors promote four shots… glad he made it!

  • Reply Felicia Diamondz December 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Nobody’s knows what happened between him Ashley if it was all good she would be right beside him

  • Reply Glenda Pate December 11, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Where is his girlfriend? Is she still with him? Thank God he raised him back up.

  • Reply Lanee Occhipinti December 12, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I honestly think he wasn’t attracted to Ashley and strung her along, But I’m happy he’s healthy ?

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  • Reply Sharon Bryant December 12, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Many of your comments are mean as all get out!! This man almost lost his life and you're putting him on blast for not staying with Ashley!! She already explained it on her IG!! You cannot make someone be together if they weren't meant to be together!! I personally feel that Tiffany was his soulmate and their chemistry was amazing!!! The entire cast of Ready To Love prayed for Alexx as well as visited him whenever they could!! Shame on you for your hateful thoughts!! Stop personalizing your feelings based on what failed to happen with this man and just be thankful he's still here!! How would you feel if it were your family member!!! Oftentimes we worry about the wrong thing!! What God has for Alexx is for him!!

  • Reply sashinegoodlife December 12, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Praise God

  • Reply STEPHANIE SHELLING December 12, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I’m sooooo glad this brotha lived!

  • Reply Danielle G. December 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    So happy to see alexx recovering! ❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️??

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