Biz Markie has been in the hospital for weeks, it has been reported, due to illness related to his Type Two Diabetes.

The rapper, whose real name is Marcel Theo Hall, is best known from his 1989 single, ‘Just a Friend.’

Fans are worrying abut Biz’s condition, and want to know how his wife, Tara, is coping.

Read on to find out more.

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Why is Biz Markie in the hospital?

Biz Markie is reportedly in the hospital due to a diabetes related illness.

His representatives told TMZ that Biz was not hospitalised due to Coronavirus, but that the trigger for his illness was his type 2 diabetes.

Biz is currently in a Maryland hospital, and has reportedly been there for weeks. His representative told TMZ:

“He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome.”

In 2014 Biz lost 140 pounds in order to get his diabetes under control.

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Who is Biz Markie’s wife?

Biz Markie’s wife is called Tara. Biz has uploaded several pictures of his wife onto social media, most recently for her birthday in April. He captioned the picture:

“I want everyone to wish my lovely wife Tara a Happy Birthday.”

He also uploaded a selfie of the two of them, which he captioned: “IM IN THE HOUSE WITH MY PARTNER IN LIFE SHES MAKING SURE IM SANITIZED EVERYONE STAY SANITIZED AND SAFE PLEASE STAY IN THE HOUSE!!!”

Tara is tagged in several of Biz’s pictures as @taradise_25, where she posts pictures of herself, friends, and her daughter Averi.