Lil Wayne announces that he is epileptic and blames seizures on "stress, no rest and overworking."
Lil Wayne has kept quiet since his hospitalization in Los Angeles, California earlier this month. The New Orleans, Louisiana emcee opened up for the first time since this hospitalization in a conversation with DJ Felli Fel of Power 106 in Los Angeles.
"The bad news is I'm epileptic so I'm prone to seizures," Wayne explained. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures. Y'all just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row. With the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent," he explained. "The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself."
Wayne continued, saying that he's never had three consecutive seizures before and that this was a more dangerous case than he is used to.
"I have people around me. I've actually had [seizures] so much, they already know what to do. They already expect it. 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, like I said, it was three in a row. I've never had three back-to-back like that and the third one was so bad."
The Cash Money rapper was also asked if he had any ill feeling about TMZ, the site that broke the news about his hospitalization. Their initial reports indicated that he was being prepared for last rights. Wayne supporters, including T.I. shared negative comments about TMZ soon after these reports were out.
"Nah," Wayne replied, when asked if he was mad at TMZ. "Nah. That's what they do. I can't be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things I tell them not to do. I can't get upset at TMZ for doing what they do. They gon' probably come out tomorrow and say something else about somebody else that ain't true. That's what they do. The truth isn't good enough for them so they gotta twist everything up."
Earlier this month, Lil Wayne was hospitalized at the Los Angeles, California Cedar-Sinai Medical Center after suffering seizures. He was reportedly in critical condition, a story that broke on TMZ.com. Reports also indicated that his hospitalization was a result of "high amount of codeine" that was found in his system. Birdman and Mack Maine denied these reports on the day they were released and Wayne also tweeted that he was "good." In 2012, Wayne's reps told MTV that the rapper had not suffered from seizures and that reports about seizures were exaggerated.