Lil Wayne Gives First Post-Hospital Interview, Reveals "I'm Epileptic"
It's Weezy's first interview since his seizure-ridden weekend that led to him ending up in ICU for several days this month. The rapper finally reveals the real reasons behind the seizures, his new diagnoses, and his gripe with the false rumors....
Weezy did a phone interview with DJ Fellie Fel over at Power 106 Thursday evening. And for the first time, he spoke out in detail about all the drama that went down over a week ago with him being hospitalized for his multiple seizures. We've now learned the explanation--he's been diagnosed with epilepsy, and is prone to seizures when feeling stressed and exhausted.
He also had some things to say about TMZ and their report about him being near-death. The sports fan even gave his opinion on the renaming of the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans, why he won't be going back to a Miami Heat game, and dished on his new tracks off I Am Not A Human Being II.
Here's the highlights:
On the seizures: “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 ’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....But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.”
On his past health issues: “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.”
On TMZ’s report that he nearly died: “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.”
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