Kid Cudi talks about a health problem that occurred during one of the most difficult times of his life.
The “Day ‘n’ Nite” rapper, 38, recently revealed he suffered a stroke shortly after being admitted to rehab in 2016. In an interview with Squire posted Aug. 17, Cudi noted that the stroke impacted his movement and speech and required him to undergo physical therapy for months, telling the outlet, “It was all screwed up.”
It wasn’t until 2017 that the ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ rapper auditioned for a role in the Broadway play Lobby Hero, with Michael Cera, that he felt he had improved. Although Cudi didn’t land the role, he was able to memorize his lines and complete the full audition.
“I proved to myself that I could do it,” he told the publication. “I needed that back then. I was happy. Like, fuck, my brain is still strong. I didn’t lose anything in this shit that happened.”