Updated June 6th, 2024 at 11:11 IST

Martin Lawrence Shuts Down Rumours About His Health, Says 'I’m Healthy'

During an appearance on Hot 97's Ebro, host Ebro Darden questioned Lawrence and Smith about the rumours concerning Lawrence's health.

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Martin Lawrence has addressed concerns about his health after a viral clip from the Bad Boys: Ride or Die premiere in Los Angeles sparked speculation on social media, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The viral video shows Lawrence and his Bad Boys 4 co-star Will Smith atop a bus, addressing the crowd. Smith appears to be guiding a seemingly unsteady Lawrence. Fans on social media noted that Lawrence appeared noticeably less energetic than Smith.

Martin Lawrence shuts down his health rumours

During an appearance on Hot 97's Ebro, host Ebro Darden questioned Lawrence and Smith about the rumours concerning Lawrence's health. Darden asked, "Now Martin... everybody's talking [about] you on the balcony waving at people, [you're] looking around, where you're looking around? ... people took it like something was wrong with your health, or something."

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Lawrence joked about his surprise at the size of the crowds, saying, "I was like, oh, this is rock concert stuff. What the hell is going on? [This is] for a movie?"

When Darden directly asked if there was anything Lawrence wanted to say to address the concerns, Lawrence reassured fans, "I'm fine. I'm in God's hands. I'm blessed. You know, I'm glad to be waking up every day. I'm all good. No need for people to be concerned." He humorously added, "I'm healthy as hell. Stop the rumors!"

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Martin Lawrence's health issues in the past

Martin Lawrence, 59, has faced health issues in the past. In May 1996, he was hospitalised after running into traffic in Los Angeles while yelling and screaming, later being diagnosed with significant tiredness and dehydration. In another incident in 1999, Lawrence was hospitalised and slipped into a three-day coma after collapsing from severe heat exhaustion while exercising, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 11:11 IST