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Here's What Happened After Joey Bada$$ Watched The Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

The rapper wrote on social media about his plans to watch the eclipse without protective eyewear, but his plan seems to have backfired.

Solar eclipses are nothing to play around with — Joey Bada$$ learned that the hard way.

The morning of the total solar eclipse on Wednesday, the rapper seemed incredulous about the need to use protective eyewear while viewing the phenomenon.

"Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I've sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn't die tho," he wrote on Twitter. "This ain't the first solar eclipse and I'm pretty sure our ancestors ain't have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain't all go blind."

Fans stepped in to warn him, but it seems he didn't listen; days later, Joey, who's currently on tour, had to cancel four of his upcoming performances. He also tweeted about "seeing double, stacking triple."

Joey hasn't commented much on the situation, but he did post a photo on Instagram yesterday that shows him sporting a large pair of sunglasses, revealing in the caption that his new eyewear isn't just a style choice.

"Doc said I gotta keep these on in the daytime now.... a lil annoying but they're pretty fire," he wrote.

If this whole story isn't a cautionary tale, I don't know what is. You can check out Joey's full post below.

[Photo: Instagram]

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