Weezy Sets The Record Straight: ‘I’m An Epileptic’

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Lil Wayne: 'Alive & Well'
After much confusion, the rapper sends out a message.
Alas, Lil Wayne has put rumors to rest about what landed him in the hospital — epilepsy.

Earlier this month, the Grammy-winning rapper suffered multiple seizures that led to a six-day stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. During his treatment, the rumor mill churned out headline-hitting reports, some speculating he was near death in the ICU and other suggesting the health scare was sparked by a Sizzurp binge. But now Weezy is setting the record straight.

“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 told L.A. radio station Power 106. “But this time it got real bad.”

“I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent,” he explained. “Basically, I could’ve died soon.”

Lil Wayne even dispelled speculation that the seizures were brought on by Sizzurp, a concoction of prescription-strength cough syrup with codeine and a sugary soda. “The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself,” he continued. “That’s typical me, though.”

On the heels of his hospital release, Lil Wayne had assured fans he’s “more than good,” just days before he dropped I Am Not A Human Being II, his second installment in the album series.

“I just want to say thank you to all ya’ll for ya’ll prayers and your concerns and all that,” said Wayne, who appeared to be in a hotel room in a 90-second clip posted to TMZ. “I swear to God I felt that love when I was laid up in that motherf***in’ hospital bed. But I want all ya’ll to know that I’m good…more than good.”

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