A couple of weeks have passed since TMZ had the world thinking the “greatest rapper alive” was on his deathbed. And while everyone chalked up the seizures and hospitalization to Lil Wayne’s chronic sizzurp habit, Weezy is offering a different explanation — epilepsy.
In an interview with Power 106’s DJ Fellie Fel last night, the 30-year-old YMCMB rapper said:
“The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to 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. But this time it got real bad ‘cuz 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….But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.”
Maybe so, but I’m betting that purple drank in his cup isn’t exactly helping the situation. I always thought when Wayne said “I am not a human being,” he was on some of that alien-type stuff, but the issue may be he really thinks he’s an immortal. Sorry to tell you homie, but one day these habits will catch up to you. If the recent hospitalization didn’t prove that to him, I really don’t know what to say.
A lot of people have questioned what type of people Wayne has around him to keep allowing him to run his body down like he does, but he insists he has people looking out for him, telling DJ Fellie Fel:
“I have people around me. I actually have [the 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.”
What was so scary to most fans was the thought that the rapper was receiving his last rites — a detail TMZ later recanted. Asked if he’s pissed about how the gossip site broke the news on his health scare he simply said:
“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. 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.”
Sort of how he’s twisting his hospitalization into not being about drugs, huh?
Check out the full interview with Wayne here. What do you think about his epilepsy explanation?