Things have been rough lately for Lil Wayne. After suffering multiple seizures, he was rushed to hospital earlier this month and was apparently on his last legs and close to death after a particularly intense Sizzurp binge (which caused even more seizures), which led to him having his stomach pumped and a nice stay in the ICU. He was eventually released and even announced plans to go on tour, so he must be recovering okay.
In any case, Weezy called into Power 106 FM in Los Angeles on Thursday to give an update on his condition and revealed that he’s had epilepsy for years, he just never told anyone or, you know, made smart choices about not putting a shit ton of drugs into his body which could lead him to have a bunch of seizures and maybe even die.
“The bad news is I’m an epileptic, I’m prone to seizures,” he explained. “Like, this isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them.”
The hip-hop star continued: “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%.
“Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious. But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself.”
Wow, that’s… special. Also, what a creative use of the word “stress” – yes, organ stress from ingesting copious amounts of codeine and weed. And before all the stoners pipe up, no one’s saying it’s as dangerous as chemical drugs. What I am saying is that for someone who has any kind of health condition like that – heart issues, neurological disorders, etc – it might not be so smart to go nuts with the substances. But shit, Weezy’s had plenty of seizures, so he obviously knows best (eyeroll).