New York, NY – Renowned Hip Hop podcaster Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has revealed he’s been diagnosed with colon cancer. The disease caused him to missed an episode of his popular Combat Jack Show for the first time in seven years.
“In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode,” he said in a statement issued on Monday (October 23). “I got hit with some real life shit. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery,” he continued. “I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. “Take care of your health,” he told his fans. “Your boy aint going nowhere though. We’re going to keep doing this. Keep rocking’ with us.”
— Combat Jack Show (@CombatJackShow) October 23, 2017
Ossé has begun a hashtag on Twitter, #CombatCancer, which has picked up momentum on the social media service.
— Podcast Papi ?? (@Combat_Jack) October 23, 2017
An outpouring of support emerged following Ossé’s announcement. Check out a sample of the response below.
HipHopDX sends our best to Combat Jack!
— Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) October 23, 2017
@Combat_Jack Eff cancer in the A! Literally and figuratively. Get ready for Combat
— dallas penn (@Dallas_Penn) October 23, 2017
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) October 23, 2017
I love you so much @Combat_Jack. You raise the bar for all of us and stand as a real one in an industry of filters and frauds.
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) October 23, 2017
— William Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) October 23, 2017
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) October 23, 2017
— T7p (@timmhotep) October 23, 2017
@Combat_Jack wishing you a speedy recovery and will continuously keep you in my prayers! ❤️
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) October 23, 2017
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) October 23, 2017
— Blame The Label (@blamethelabel) October 23, 2017