Chad Moss, an American rapper professionally known as Bow wow, has revealed that he was once addicted to codeine.

The rapper said he almost died as a result of the addiction.

His revelation comes days after another rapper Mac Miller died of suspected drug overdose.

Bow wow said he ingested a combination of promethazine, codeine and soft drinks, “every day” about 10 years ago.

The 31-year-old rapper advised his fans to stay away from such drugs while warning of their effects.

He wrote on Twitter: “I’m going to let something out. When me and Omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae I was high off lean.

“My attitude everything changed. My fans started to…Turn on me my family too. I never promoted lean in my songs. The whole time I was on the UCP tour with Chris I WAS SIPPING 4’s at least 7 times a day. I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati.. I came off stg and passed out woke up in the hospital I was having withdraws.

“I never felt a pain like that ever. It was summer but I was walking round with 3 hoodies on because I was so cold. I missed the Chicago show of that tour Baltimore show BECAUSE I WAS F***ING HIGH AND SICK!!!! that sh*t is not cool and I was doing it to be cool! (sic).”

Bow wow said he will be “more vocal” about the scourge of drug abuse to “save the youth from going out early”.



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