Credit: Instagram Photo: Ahmad Givens, aka "Real"

Ahmad Givens, 33, has been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer and he's now in the hospital fighting the disease.

Ahmad, aka "Real," competed on VH1's I Love New York, then got his own spinoff series, Real Chance of Love, with his brother, Kamal "Chance" Givens. The two men and their brother, Micah, are a rap trio called Stallionaires and @STALLIONAIRESTV has been tweeting links to a Give Forward fund-raising page, asking fans to "Please support Cancer Fund For Real."

As the fund-raising page explains:

"After going to the doctor and having multiple test ran, Real was unfortunately diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. The symptoms were first introduced to Real (Ahmad Givens) Upon the start of the new year. Real, who is well known for staring in multiple hit reality shows  originally thought he had a normal  flu or virus, being that he was in a state of great health, preparing to shoot his new Reality Series due to air late 2013. After going to the doctor and having multiple test ran, Real was unfortunately diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. Anybody that knows Real knows that he is a tough, strong, spiritual individual, and will fight this off. The Givens family currently has Real being treated at Cedars Sinai. Real is trying to stay positive and make a full recovery. He appreciates all his friends, family, and fans for helping him get through in this time of need."

According to TMZ, Real went to the hospital at least four times and was initially told something was wrong with his liver, but last week doctors informed him it was colon cancer. As they note, Stage IV generally means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Head here to help raise funds, or just share more support. Good luck, Real!

Sources: @STALLIONAIRESTV, TMZ, HollywoodLife, GiveForward