Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

Tommy: Ready to Love had some significant ups and downs in season one, but none was more concerning than the tragic news of Alex’s health at the end of the season. Tommy: Right off the top I just want to address the fact that one of our most loved singles isn’t here with us tonight. Some of you might be aware that over the Thanksgiving holiday, Alex contracted a very rare flu virus which spread to his brain leaving him currently hospitalized. Tommy: Now, I know you all have been wondering what’s been happening with his recovery. Thankfully we can give you some answers because he’s here with me today. My man, Alex. Alexx: Hey. Tommy: How you doing bro? Alexx: Man. Tommy: Woo. Alexx: Good man. Tommy: It’s been a whirlwind hasn’t it? Alexx: Yeah it definitely has, man. It really has man. Tommy: Everybody everywhere I go, asking about you. They’re praying for you. And we never gave up on you brother. Alexx: Man I appreciate that I really, really do. I really do I just want to thank you especially and the network, Will Packer, Oprah. Just to have the support, the friendship, the love, the care, behind the tragic thing that happened to me. Tommy: Take me from that, take me from day one of what happened. Alexx: I was headed to work, you know I’m a truck driver. So I was headed to my truck. And just ended up regurgitating, you know what I’m saying. Ended up throwing up for no obscene reason. Well after that I called my sister and I remember nothing after that. Two months in the, two and a half months later I woke up in the hospital. Like what happened? And they was like, you died twice man. You were almost out of here man. You almost checked out. Tommy: Two and half months. Alexx: Two and a half months man. Tommy: What did they diagnose this as? Alexx: Influenza B, but it was a lot stronger than Influenza B. It went and hid in the brain stem. Tommy: The flu did. Alexx: Yes, it hid in the brainstem of my head and grew stronger. As it grew stronger it started breaking things down. Nerves and you know everything, it’s just everything, you know what I’m saying. That’s what shut my body down. So when I woke up I was like… Tommy: Moving up. Alexx: Right. It was ridiculous. Tommy: And that was two and a half months later. Alexx: Two and half months later. Tommy: How difficult has the recovery been? Alexx: It’s getting better. It’s definitely difficult. You know what I’m saying, you know coming from being bedridden and not being able to really move or talk or go to the bathroom. Do anything that you would normally do, you know what I’m saying, independently. Tommy: You also had to learn how to walk all over again. Alexx: Yes man, the whole nine. But hey man, I mean I’m blessed man. I’m here Tommy. I’m here man. Tommy: Have you felt the love that have come from the whole Ready to Love fans? Alexx: Oh my god man, have I. I mean it was so, just endearing just knowing that people had so much love. You know what I’m saying, just the people you see every day, you come in contact with. I mean just people I don’t even know. You know what I’m saying, they just have so much love and support for me. And I will never, ever forget that. Tommy: Your determination, I applaud you on it brother. Alexx: Thank you. Tommy: And just determined to live. Alexx: Yes man. Tommy: You know what I mean? Alexx: Yes. Tommy: And I think you got your priorities together, you know why you here. You know it was God. I’m proud of you, we going to continue to pray for you and pray that you go back and get to 100% if not even 110. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Next time I see you you’re going to shake my hand and hurt my hand. Alexx: No you already know that. Hello again brother. Tommy: Oh man. Alexx: Yes sir. Tommy: Love you man. Alexx: Thank you man. Tommy: Still got a little grip. Alexx: Hey man a little bit, a little bit you know what I’m saying. Tommy: It’s coming. Alexx: It’s coming, hell yeah. Know what I’m saying, my man.

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “Alexx Discusses His Frightening Health Scare | Ready to Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

  1. Natalie Simon says:

    Yeazzz I was excited to see that post. Glad to see you bless you.

  2. kapersad1 says:

    Did you have a flu shot before you were diagnosed?

  3. Lark T says:

    Poor Ashley.. thatโ€™s why you never fall for a Gemini Man.. they have 0 feelings.. ๐Ÿ˜’

  4. Charlene Golsby says:

    Glad to see Alexx is well n good, I had bn wondering how things were, thank god!!!! Keep getting better

  5. LaCresha outley says:


  6. Ronisha Richards says:

    Happy he is doing well. He and Ashley seem like great people. He is definitely blessed and he has great things ahead. Thanks for his update.

  7. KayKay Glover says:

    So glad to see him!

  8. Phoenix G says:

    May God continues to bless him. Iโ€™m happy that he is doing well/better. Thank God.

  9. Angel Nelson says:

    ALEX!!! YAYY!

  10. Kentrell Strachan says:

    Why didnโ€™t he ask him about Ashley? We need that update….at least I do… glad heโ€™s doing better..

  11. alicia brown says:

    So gla6to see him & he's doing better. God is good!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ

  12. Arsala Michael says:

    OMMMG… Aleeeexxxx! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿค— Amen. Amen! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ… Welcome back.

  13. Trisha Smith says:

    Looking good Alex wish you a complete recovery ๐Ÿ’š

  14. WONโ€™T GOD DO IT says:


  15. TenderRoni says:

    Thank god he's good I felt so bad for Ashlee so happy to see this PRAISE GOD ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค

  16. Crystal Leake says:


  17. Lady Day Dream says:


  18. FIRE SIGN says:

    That!…VOICE!๐Ÿ˜Stillllll There!!!๐Ÿ˜ Too!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›



    Love From.a Sista๐Ÿ’› From
    Brooklyn N.Y.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฟโœŒ

    Beeeeee Well Blackman๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

  19. Shanta Elizenberry says:


  20. Q Howard says:

    Im so glad he's doing well โค๏ธ

  21. Cherelle Roberts says:

    I was waiting on an update

  22. Christa D says:

    Wow GOD is good !

  23. sabz sabz says:

    happy blessed

  24. Brother BMP says:

    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ TGBTG ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  25. blessed thebest says:

    I think his family got in the way of the relationship

  26. Elisa B says:

    Hi Alexx, I am very happy for you. I wish the best recover. You are Blessed and Loved

  27. Alesha Pittman says:

    Thank you Tommy

  28. gierk27 says:

    I'm glad you're well again Alex. We were all praying for you. I wish Ashley was acknowledged for standing by you during the sickness.

  29. gierk27 says:

    Ashley did an interview on their break up

  30. priceless says:

    I was hoping to get a update… so glad this popped up.

  31. Chaz Jones says:

    All Praise to the Creator!!!!!! Thank God , you are back and looking good Alex!

  32. chrissylove45 says:

    Thanking God that Alexx survived and prayers for a full recovery. God bless you Alexx!!

  33. Tex says:

    Glad he better.. Hallelujah..GOD is awesome

  34. C.T. Unonu says:

    Seriously, in the midst of everything that happened in the production of this show โ€” THIS is GREASE news… #StayBlessed

    Proverbs 18:21

  35. Yasmine Scott says:


  36. Life of Dove says:

    Glad that he made it through it!

  37. Fleur says:

    Glad hes better ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  38. Peterson Remolien says:

    Stay bless brother Alex, Long Life with your family and your Queen Ashley King,.

  39. AshlyMonet says:

    Whereโ€™s my Ashley?! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜’

  40. Charmaine Dixon says:

    He probably already told them prior to the interview that the Ashley discussion is off the table that's why she wasn't mentioned

  41. croberts247 says:

    Thank God He is such a great guy.

  42. Amm says:

    This is really proof of Godโ€™s power! So happy he made a FULL recovery

  43. Kanitra Holmes says:

    Man itโ€™s SOOOO GOOD to be able to see thisโ€ผ๏ธ God bless you! And continued blessings upon you as you continue to heal

  44. kappakandy says:

    So happy to hear this!!!! I love this show….

  45. T B says:

    Your Testimony is "FOR REAL" Man ๐ŸŒž!!!! The Lord has His Hands on You & now it's your time to get busy on His behalf doing what He wants you to do for Him… Praise The Lord & Hallelujah!!!! So Happy U Made It Thru on This Side Of Life . ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‡โœŒ๏ธ

  46. GoldieJo Universe says:


  47. Maria Grimes says:

    That man has a praying mama for sure. To God be the Glory!

  48. Think Tank says:

    Wow Alexx! You are alive! We (all the watchers of Ready to Love) were concerned about you. Did you see the light? ๐Ÿ˜Š

  49. Shay love says:

    Thank the Lord he okay. Blessings

  50. Evelyn Stokes says:

    Iโ€™m soooooooo happy to see youโ€™re doing well. You are a good person. That was clear on screen. I wish you all the best in love, health, strength and happiness. God bless you always. E

  51. Myesha says:

    Prayed during that time glad to see he is well.

  52. Jojo Saylor says:

    Thats unheard of a flu virus effecting your brain stem like that…..๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ข

  53. kerrywhite5253 says:

    Glad he is healing. Thank you Tommy for the update.โค

  54. Talk Talk says:

    Ashley is living proof of why black women need to STOP being black menโ€™s careers

  55. Janikia Woods says:

    Im so glad yall gave us an update because ive been thinking and wondering about him

  56. lisa jones says:

    Stay out of that man's business with Ashley. Other women could have been there for him to. What do you want him to stay with her if he doesn't want her I'm so thankful for your recovery Boo

  57. Janice Mcmullen says:


  58. Priscell Elease says:

    But God…

  59. cathy01111992 says:

    Praise God ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  60. Jonathan Cineus says:

    Couldnโ€™t they just sit face-to-face instead of breaking their necks having a conversation side-by-side with a whole table in between just because theyโ€™re men and they want to look to โ€œcloseโ€? Bruh please lol

  61. Ms. Perfectly Imperfect says:

    I'm happy he is still alive. I very scary and sudden medical issue. I wish he and Ashley would have worked out…

  62. llw53one says:

    So glad heโ€™s better! Thanks for sharing. Peace and blessings to all. Please keep us posted on his recovery.

  63. J. Eti says:

    Glad he has made fantastic progressโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

  64. Growing Up with Us says:

    But God

  65. Ms Holcomb says:

    I ran into him and his mother at Walmart in Lithia Springs two weeks ago. Thanks mom

  66. Stacey Peterson says:

    Happy to see him still here with us๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  67. Alexander L. Marchbanks says:

    Blessings to Alexx. All GOD

  68. Nina Winston says:

    I like to consider the emotional cause of an illness. I felt this, so I looked it up and this is what is says regarding Influenza B.
    Flu (influenza) H1N1, Can occur if we are about to be tested and fear failure or success. Often used as an excuse to get out of commitments that we wish had not been made (avoidance) – just saying "no" can be a vaccine. Theย fearย of being held responsible can make us wish we were sick and, since the Universal Intelligence responds to our thoughts, lo and behold, we get sick…
    So glad that he and Ashley both have recovered and are doing well.

  69. Jackie Mccants says:

    I understand that we want him to mention ashley, but at the end of the day as long as he made peace with her personally in private ( I hope he did) thats something we have to except and move on. So he doesnt owe us any explanation. Be blessed!

  70. Jessica jessica says:

    Listen this is so true that he did not mention Ashley with Ashley was their brothers you need to do better y'all need to do better y'all underestimate black woman she was there for him

  71. Zawadi Birya says:

    He's fine. Glad he's okay.

  72. Divine says:

    HALLELUJAH!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ HALLELUJAH!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘HALLELUJAH!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ALEXX has had a full recovery THANK YOU MOST HIGH for blessing him!!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

  73. DayoMuzic says:

    We all knew he preferred Tiffany. Glad he pulled through!

  74. Lee Venom says:

    I โค๏ธ Ashlee sheโ€™s a Super Queen

  75. R. Lewis says:

    Boo!!!! That nickelodeon ain't right. He did Ashley dirty while he was recovering.

  76. Rachel MG says:

    The vest, tie, and mismatched shades of blue tell us everything we need to know. You have to do a full blue look to get away with mismatched blues.

  77. Najia Walker says:

    Hate to sound insensitive but I would of liked to hear about his health update as well as him the Ms. lady.

  78. Keith Butler says:

    I enjoyed the video

  79. Puncho Gunter says:

    Glad 2 see you back brother! Maybe you'll be on the next ready to love?

  80. Venice Denis says:

    Women go through a lot. The Amazon book series "Getto Read's Every Lover's Heart" is cold hard fact Oprah. Luv U!

  81. Jamal Jones says:

    Grow ya beard, n hair…..repent daily…..follow his commandments and know youโ€™re gods chosen people

  82. Rachelle Theoc says:

    I hope he finds God

  83. Ruthology Fitness says:

    Danmmm black guys ainโ€™t no joke.

    I donโ€™t care who it is… if youโ€™re not my husband, I am NOT sticking by your side.. not on absolutely Jesus..

  84. JewelJewels says:

    To God be the glory๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  85. Rena Poole says:

    I am so happy he is okay thatโ€™s do awesome โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  86. evetted21 says:

    I am rejoice for you alex God is good and able he has you here for a reason prayers for you and family

  87. kendra p says:

    Thank God he's okay

  88. King Tee says:

    I'm glad, the brother is doing better. We need to lift each other up more and look out for each other. Seems like a solid guy.

  89. TheOnynca says:

    To God All the glory! Bless you Alexx and your family forever!

  90. Tantamount Montgomery says:

    Amen look what God will do.

  91. Love Love says:

    He is like an angel. I really like him. What ashely did is human. We all help eachother no matter what. He doesnt have to be her man….you cant force love. Cheers guys

  92. OshiaBLACKirish says:

    Yesssss finally… been thinking about him since it happened glad to see he came out!

  93. OshiaBLACKirish says:

    This man almost passed and everybody talking about him not being with Ashley damn maybe he don't need to be in a relationship right now and we don't know what happened behind the scenes you people always trying to judge and blame someone for something you know nothing about… Calm down & let people live

  94. Ladenna Young says:

    If people don't stop going on and on about Ashley. I'm grateful that he is alive and well. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes people choose to keep their relationship/business private. Some people part as friends. It's not that deep.

  95. Ifyouknew 1 says:

    What happen to Ash. It is good to see answered prayer. Blessing to him.

  96. mz Gee says:

    Let's be happy for his recovery. Let's not assume he didn't mention Ashley out of meanness, perhaps they agreed to not talk about her so they don't resurrect that whole thing, or maybe it's nite fair to speak on her and she not be there. Let's just be positive. The rest we don't know about for sure. What we do know is by the grace of God he's alive.

  97. Lashan Erica says:

    God is the Greatest!

  98. Teach Me Color says:

    This has made my night! Good to hear and see you.. God is good!

  99. Joyce Tee says:

    Tommy too sexy for his socks….bawahaha

  100. Cookie C says:

    Glad he's better! But, where is Ashley!

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