808 Mafia producer Pyrex took to Instagram on Sunday (December 27) to reveal he had suffered a seizure over the weekend, which led to a head injury and being diagnosed with dissociative amnesia.
“For those of you who know me know that i deal with really bad epilepsy,” he wrote. “Unfortunately last night while having a seizure i hurt myself really bad. In result of my head injury i have been diagnosed with dissociative amnesia & i can barely remember who i am.
“I’ll be away until my mental is back at 100%. Please keep me in your prayers as i go through this journey, this is the scariest feeling to have to deal with…Idk what the outcome will be or how long till i get my memory back. To the ones who are close to me please reach out to me when you can, help me remember anything you can please.. also please do not get upset with me if i ask who you are.”
He added, “Hopefully is only temporary i just ask everyone to please pray for me as i go through this.”
Prayers up for Pyrex (Whippa) who’s suffering from Dissociative Amnesia after a head injury from an Epileptic seizure ?? pic.twitter.com/kUOb6uPQqX
— Dirty Glove Bastard (@DGB_Media) December 27, 2020
Shortly after, Pyrex posted a tweet thanking people for their support while he’s dealing with the disorder.
“Don’t know what’s going on but I’m beyond grateful for all the love i am receiving right now,” he said on Twitter. “I’ll be Bacc stronger than ever i promise.”
Don’t know what’s going on but I’m beyond grateful for all the love i am receiving right now. ? I’ll be Bacc stronger than ever i promise
— Z6NE N**** PYREX WHIPPA ! (@pyrexwhippa) December 27, 2020
Aside from producing songs for J. Cole, DaBaby, Future, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Offset and other big names, the Baltimore native released his debut project Blood On The Hills in October. During an interview with HipHopDX, Pyrex explained how fellow 808 Mafia member Southside and Future inspired him to release his own body of work.
“Southside played a big role, played a huge role, in me actually putting any type of music out,” he said. “I wasn’t going to put no music out if it wasn’t for him. Like big shout-out to Southside for having my back and believe in me more than anybody else. That’s one big thing that played a part of it all — having that support system.”
He continued, “I believe it was one day was in the studio with Southside and Future and Southside played my music for him — and the way this nigga Future looked at me, it just made me believe in myself more than anything. Because I really look up to him more than anybody, as far as when it comes to music because he’s so versatile. And that’s how I feel like wanted to be able to hit them heavy from any different direction.”