Lil Wayne Speaks On Seizures, Reveals That He Has Epilepsy [LISTEN]
Lil Wanye opened up about his health scares, revealing that his seizures are a result of epilepsy. Weezy called into L.A.’s Power 106 radio station to speak with DJ Felli Fell, and announced that he is suffering from the neurological disorder.
“The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to seizures,” he said. “This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure.
After suffering a few seizures in a short span of time, speculation that the cause was drug related began to swirl. The New Orleans native has a well documented–although not often spoken about–addiction to codeine, which can cause seizures and epilepsy, and shouldn’t be consumed by people with sleep apnea (which he previously suffered from) but according to the YMCMB leader, the rumors are just that. “I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about them. 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. Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious.
“I have people around me. I actually have [seizures] so much they already know what to do. They already know how to handle it. 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.
“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. That was what was so scary about it.”
Wayne also responded to TMZ posting that he was being read his final rights. While the likes of Mack Maine, and T.I. went on an anti-TMZ Twitter rampage, the father of four was less upset about the whole thing. “That’s what they do. I can’t be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things that I tell them not to do. I can’t be upset at TMZ for doing what they do.”
The rapper further proved that there are no hard feeling with TMZ, by sending the website a recording announcing to fans that he was on the mend, and prepping his America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, earlier in the week.
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