Hip-Hop Podcast Host ‘Combat Jack’ Reveals Colon-Cancer Diagnosis

Reggie Ossé, aka Combat Jack (courtesy of Reggie Ossé)

Founder and host of the “undisputed No. 1 hip-hop podcast” out here, The Combat Jack Show, Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé announced Monday that he is battling colon cancer.

Ossé posted a note divulging his diagnosis on his social media accounts.

“Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life shit. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer,” he said.


“I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery,” he continued. “I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine.”

“Take care of your health,” he told his fans.“Your boy aint going nowhere though. We’re gonna keep doing this. Keep rocking with us.”


Many took to social media to offer their best wishes.


Best of luck, Combat Jack!

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