Drake may be taking some time away from music to deal with some health issues that he’s been dealing with for quite some time.
Drake made the announcement Friday morning on his SiriusXM show “Table for One”.
The artist stated, “I need to focus on my health, first and foremost.” Apparently, he’s been battling a gastrointestinal issue … he says, “I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach.”
Drake did not give many details about his stomach issue, but the “One Dance” crooner says it will require enough of his time that “I’ma lock the door on the studio for a little bit. Maybe a year or something … maybe a little longer.”
Drake has recently been on tour with many fans dropping serious dollars to see the rapper.
The singer also has been cranking out singles over the years, so for many this comes as a shock.
Over the last 13 years, Drake dropped nine studio projects, most of which had #1 hits that streamed and dominated charts. Drake has also gained much success through radio play.
Just a few hours after making his latest album, the singer said though he has more important things to deal with. “I need to focus on my health, and I need to get it right.
Marking his first solo album since 2022’s Honestly Nevermind, For All The Dogs spawned his Hot 100 No. 1 single “Slime You Out” featuring SZA. The song marked Drake’s 12th No. 1 single on the Hot 100, tying him for fifth all-time. His latest feat moved him closer to surpassing Michael Jackson for the most among solo males, as the King of Pop sits at 13.
The rapper also stated he would open for SZA after she had to cancel a few dates.
Aside from “Slime You Out,” Drake revved up anticipation on Thursday (Oct. 5) when he released his sixth entry in his “AM 2 PM” series with “8 AM in Charlotte.” The six-minute clip dropped during the early hours of the morning and starred his son Adonis.