NEW YORK, United States, Wednesday April 3, 2013 – The good news is that Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne is well on the mend after the health crisis that saw him hospitalised in serious condition two weeks ago.
The bad news is that the New Orleans-born entertainer says he’s an epileptic and has had seizures for years.
In a phone interview broadcast on Los Angeles-based radio station Power 106 on Thursday night, Wayne (aka Weezy) said epilepsy caused his most recent health scare when he was rushed to hospital after suffering three back-to-back seizures.
"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," the 30-year-old rapper told DJ Felli Fell.
"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."
Wayne attributed the recent seizures to “just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself.”
The artist is nevertheless still planning to embark on a 40-city tour with rappers T.I. and Future, starting July 5.