Young Thug reveals a near death experience led him to write “Killed Before”.
The 2017 track is based on his experience with liver and kidney failure. During the Offset & Friends virtual concert, Thug shared the details. “So, I kinda just stayed in the bed and I was like, ‘Yo, call the ambulance. I can’t move my body,'” he shared. “Then later… when the ambulance came, I couldn’t get out of the bed. They had to get me out of the bed basically. I felt like my whole body was numb and I couldn’t move. I went to the hospital and I had found out that I had liver and kidney failure.”
He spent over two weeks in the hospital.
“And I kinda had sorta passed away like I kinda died,” he continued. “I was in the hospital for like 17 days. I left the hospital, my mom didn’t trust it. So I left the hospital, went to another hospital, they was like, ‘Man, you got liver and kidney failure. You supposed to be dead. Basically, you’ve been dead.’ I’ve been killed before.”