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Lil Wayne Explains His Epilepsy, Hospitalization + How He Feels About TMZ

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Lil Wayne had the rap game scared to death when he was hospitalized for a severe bout of seizures — and especially so when TMZ reported that he was near death himself. While Weezy’s been feeling a lot better for a week, he’s finally speaking candidly about his condition.

“The bad news is I’m an epileptic,” Tunechi told Power 106 (via Rap-Up). “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 ’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, so that is why it was so serious.”

While he admits he could have died, Wayne denies the TMZ reports of being near death, though he doesn’t hold any real animosity towards them.

“That’s what they do,” he shrugged. “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.”

Thankfully, the ‘No Worries’ rapper has a solid team to help him out when he needs it. “I have people around me,” he said. “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,” he admitted. “The third one was so bad and I live in the hills in L.A.,” he explained. “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.”

Still, Wayne wouldn’t reveal whether or not his penchant for sizzurp — and the codeine within it — was the reason for his most recent round, dismissing it as being because of “just plain stress, no rest, overworking. That’s just typical me though.”

Hopefully rest and recovery become typical Wayne too. We want him healthy enough for his tour!

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