Ice-T shares his health journey, encourages early screenings

Message from Ice-T: Don’t wait until it’s too late

Facts about Ice-T.His stage name was inspired by author Iceberg Slim.He got his big break in the 1984 break-dancing film, Breakin’.Launched a clothing line, IceWear, in 2005.He first got into hip-hop during his stint in the 25th infantry of the U.S. Army.His 1987 debut "Rhyme Pays" was the first hip-hop album to come with a parental advisory sticker

There are two things legendary rapper and actor Ice-T likes to do on social media: calling people out and watching his health.

The “Law & Order: SVU” star recently shared a photo of himself going through a routine check-up.

“Nothing’s wrong… Just checking my Engine!” the 65-year-old legend wrote. “I seriously advise all my guys out there to do your Check ups… Don’t wait till you’re sick!”

When commenters noted that they don’t go to the doctor because they can’t afford to, the “6 in the Mornin’” rapper couldn’t help responding, reminding people that he knew all about struggling, but that that shouldn’t detract from his message.

Ice-T didn’t back down from his stance on getting checked early and often. It’s a position shared by health care professionals.

“Black men need to be more vigilant about hypertension, kidney failure, prostate cancer and colon cancer screenings,” said Dr. Ashte Collins, a nephrologist at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. “They’re at higher risk of developing these conditions.”