Lil Wayne yesterday spoke up about his recent health scare on radio, revealing that he is an epileptic and ‘could’ve died’ from the last seizure.
Speaking to Power 106 FM in LA, he said he is prone to seizures because he suffers from epilepsy, and nearly died from the last episode that sent him into intensive care at the hospital.
‘This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about them,’ he said. ‘ But this time it got real bad ’cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent,’ he admitted, adding, ‘Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious.’
‘Certain times I don’t even go to the hospital, but this time, it was real bad because it was three in a row, and I’ve never had three back to back like that,’ he continued. ‘The third one was so bad and I live in the hills in L.A. So the reason why it was bad was that I live all the way at the top, so you know how hard it is getting down those hills [to medical facilities]. That was what was so scary about it.’
He also seemed to refute the claims that it was his addiction to codeine and sizzurp that triggered the last set of seizures, saying, ‘The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.’
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