Rapper-turned-reality Tv star Ahmad Givens is fighting for his life after he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.

Givens, also known as Real from Vh1 show Real Chance of Love, was dealt another blow recently when doctors discovered the disease had also spread to his lungs and liver.

News of his condition spread online this week (begs18Mar13) after a series of photos were posted on the Internet, depicting Givens in a hospital gown at an undisclosed medical centre.

His family, including his Tv co-star and brother Kamal 'Chance' Givens, has set up a fundraising effort to help cover the ailing rapper's soaring medical bills.

Real Chance of Love aired for two seasons from 2008 and followed the brothers' appearances on another Vh1 dating show, I Love New York.