Lil Wayne Breaks Silence On Hospitalization, Suffers From Epilepsy

Lil Wayne announces that he is epileptic and blames seizures on "stress, no rest and overworking."

Lil Wayne has kept quiet since his hospitalization in Los Angeles, California earlier this month. The New Orleans, Louisiana emcee opened up for the first time since this hospitalization in a conversation with DJ Felli Fel of Power 106 in Los Angeles.

"The bad news is I'm epileptic so I'm prone to seizures," Wayne explained. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures. Y'all just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row. With the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent," he explained. "The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself." 

Wayne continued, saying that he's never had three consecutive seizures before and that this was a more dangerous case than he is used to. 

"I have people around me. I've actually had [seizures] so much, they already know what to do. They already expect it. 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, like I said, it was three in a row. I've never had three back-to-back like that and the third one was so bad."

The Cash Money rapper was also asked if he had any ill feeling about TMZ, the site that broke the news about his hospitalization. Their initial reports indicated that he was being prepared for last rights. Wayne supporters, including T.I. shared negative comments about TMZ soon after these reports were out. 

"Nah," Wayne replied, when asked if he was mad at TMZ. "Nah. That's what they do. I can't be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things I tell them not to do. I can't get 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." 

Earlier this month, Lil Wayne was hospitalized at the Los Angeles, California Cedar-Sinai Medical Center after suffering seizures. He was reportedly in critical condition, a story that broke on TMZ.com. Reports also indicated that his hospitalization was a result of "high amount of codeine" that was found in his system. Birdman and Mack Maine denied these reports on the day they were released and Wayne also tweeted that he was "good." In 2012, Wayne's reps told MTV that the rapper had not suffered from seizures and that reports about seizures were exaggerated. 

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101 Comments

  • Anonymous

    so knowing you was an epileptic all these years you continued to abuse drugs and alcohol rather than get healthy and take care of yourself? LOL

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  • BOY

    At the age of 16, Wayne was thuggin & gangbangin in the deadly streets of New Orleans. At the age of 16, Tupac was taking ballet classes in a rich snob school prancing around in a tu-tu. 'Nuff said. LONG LIVE WEEZY!

    • Anonymous

      wayne been a child star since he was 12 only gang banging he ever did was when he shot himself pretending to be 2pac in front of the mirror

  • epilepsy

    In many cases a cause cannot be identified; however, factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE among others

  • Anonymous

    weezy isnt weezy no more... everything after carter 3 sucks!!...FACT!! including most mixtapes dont get me wrong his mixtapes after carter 3 SOME mixtapes got hot tracks but they aint all that...everything he has done BEFORE the carter 3 including mixtapes is pure amazing....i think a lot of ppl wud agree with me... all weezy does now is talk bout the same thing now kinda getting boring

    • STFU

      STFU.... EVERYTHING AFTER CARTER 3 HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE HIT. HE JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER, WHILE HATTING ASS NIGGAS LIKE YOU ARE SITTING ON THE COUCH HATING THE EVERYDAY EFFORT PEOPLE PUT ON THEIR ALBUMS.... STFU

  • Anonymous

    His music should be banned altogether for just being so garbage and uncreative. As for his "epilepsy", I think Wayne is just trying to play the sympathy card here.

  • Yep

    bout time they stopped that air pollution those retards call music. hopefully other radio stations stop letting that garbage pile up in their city's

  • Wayne's Doctor

    My patient has alot of stress in his life brought on by Pitbull. I swear if that Cuban midget ever gets admitted into my hospital I'm going to make sure he gets a lobotomy.

  • Anonymous

    "How does being an epileptic make him a real boss" Real bosses know how to "shake" things up.

  • HATERS

    WAYNES NEW ALBUM JUST SHOCKED EVERYONE OF YALL HATERS, EVEN THO YALL ARE GONNA HATE, HE PUT MORE TIME AND EFFORT IN IT AND IT SHOWS IANAHB2 > WHATEVER ELSE

    • Anonymous

      LOL did you even listen to those lyrics? he put no time and effort into that he needs to get gillie back and pay him to ghostwrite for him

  • Anonymous

    anyone find it odd that Lil Wayne had his worst seizures ever, he has been dealing with this, it's happened so many times, and we just all found out about this in the media time period we live in? How would this be possible? Is it possible these seizures happening within weeks from a new Lil Wayne album release.. promotional??? The way the industry works now with rape lyrics, entertainment purpose lawsuits and beef that isn't even real anymore.. is this really all that unlikely of being spun into album sales some how.

  • Mumbles

    1st: At least he blasted TMZ and the garbage that they report to stir stories up so they can lie more. Fuck TMZ and if you see those people out here in LA... bomb on those fools. 2nd: No doubt seizure was due to plain stress, no rest and overworking himself... don't forget drugs too. It's a catalyst for all of that if you are in an "at risk" health position.

  • atl404zone4

    This Boy Got You White Folks Fooled. Real Niggaz Dont Give A Fuck About WaynE, Rick Ross, Jeezy,Ti, Not Of Them Bitch Made Niggaz Is No Gangsta. And Gucci Aint Got No FucKn Trap House In The City

  • JT

    That right there is a real boss. Y'all broke bitches can keep hating Wayne as long as he's breathing will remain at the top of the game

  • fukymcmb

    This lil gremlin just got hit with sunlight that's all. Die you piece of shit!

  • Big Swang

    This site is crawling with a bunch of fuckin retards. Literally 2/3 of you idiots that post have to have at least 2oz of down syndrome in you. No fuckin wonder I haven't been on this site in years. You skinny jean wearing snap back beiber wearing haircut fags are just to much........Fuck Wayne, fuck DX and fuck all you little fruits who kid yourselves....Little skin flutists.

  • RealAnon

    All of ya'll wishing death on this man are just plain wrong. So what if his music is trash. So what if you don't like him. He works hard and has a family like we do. He's in a different tax bracket than most(if not all of us) but that doesn't make him inhuman and it doesn't mean he don't suffer like we do and doesn't have a family to provide for like some of us fathers do. I personally think his music is trash as of late but that's not a reason to hate a man. You hate a man after you've met him and can judge his character..not based on his music or how he portrays himself in front of cameras

    • Anonymous

      "He works hard " no he doesn't! he don't even put effort into his lyrics if you heard that new album.

  • Anonymous

    more publicity. hes trying get some sympathy to get some pity album sales because this will be his worst selling album in years

  • Anonymous

    The ni=66=er should have died. In fact, all ni=66=ers should die and the world would be a better place.

  • OUCH!

    Lil' Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being II opening week sales projections up to 210,000.... wow, struggling numbers but the album deserves those numbers. utter trash

    • ^

      Those are good numbers for those guys, but not Wayne, the huge pop star who was on everyone's singles and his last album sold 900k 1st week. Everyone's albums are downloaded for free. Stop making excuses for Wayne's failure.

    • Anonymous

      Ask Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse, Nas, Game, Big Boi and Chief Keef about struggling numbers. 210,000 is very good for an album that probably got downloaded by millions for free.

  • truth

    Wait I thought it was I AINT GOT NO WORRIES

  • XInO1

    Wayne was good back in 06-08 wasnt he? Its getting mre difficult to remember.

    • nmad

      Wayne was never really that good. Everyone thought Wayne was garbage until he started making 'The Carter'.People liked the first two because they weren't as bad as his other albums, but they still were just average albums. It was also that "best rapper alive" thing he used to do constantly that brainwashed a lot of high school kids into liking him.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, people forget, even before then too...his mixtapes with the Squad still bang from like 02. I hope he's remembered for that and not the dookie he's put out in the last few years

  • Anonymous

    This may in part explain his rants against Jay-Z and Kanye around the time the videos for "All of the Lights" and "Niggas in Paris" dropped...

  • white power

    cant this motherfucker just od already? please?

  • Anonymous

    the guy in the picture on home page who always dresses and looks like wayne is a cunt

  • teamweezy wayn get better bro!

    Every weezy album platinum! Lamar is struggling to get to platinum! Wayne goes gold in the first week hoes!

    • Anonymous

      Yo Timberlake is tight tho

    • ^^^ Dumbasses

      Stanley #1 is opening the mouth of his anus for Lil Wayne's "Tunechi" to invade in, while Stanley #2 is eating the royal, shit-covered dome of Kendrick Lamar. You two are more alike than you think. Both of you faggot, whoring stans are fucking pathetic, servile scum.

    • Anonymous

      Lady GaGA, Bieber & Timberlake sell a lot of records 2, is that supposed to impress me? Sales doesn't equal good music kid. follow at noles506

    • ^^

      And a butt-hurt Wayne fan accusing someone of being butt-hurt. Dwayne Carter doesn't know you exist.

    • ^

      ^^ Lol butthurt kendrick fan! You bitch boy he doesn't kno you exist lol

    • Anonymous

      You're a delusional bitch, but looking at your name tells the whole story about your intelligence. 1. All Wayne's album,s are not platinum; only Tha Block Is Hot, Carter 2, Carter 3, and Carter 4. 2. K-Dot's already platinum. 3. INAHB2 is gonna sell 200k 1st week. Not sure where you get gold from.

  • YESSIR

    THE NEW TUPAC AND RAP GOD WAYNE IS STILL HERE TO GIVE US GREAT MUSIC GO COP THE ALBUM

    • Anonymous

      There can only be one Tupac and he died on September 13, 1996. There is no new Tupac and there will never be another Tupac. Wayne ain't no rap god and he ain't making great music. We ain't gonna waste money on that piece of turd album.

    • YESSIR's tutor

      I bet Wayne's dick smell like your shit AND your breath...but then again they both smell the same anyway.

    • Anonymous

      Good joke. You mean to say Kendrick Lamar.

  • Anonymous

    this explains a lot..... HES HALF RETARDED.... I know someone with epilepsy and they have no common sense so now we all know why this dude is an easily influenced fukboy...

  • People Please

    I wish the n-word the worst of health because he has been a cancer on the body of the Black community for years. All you boo hoooing about don't be so mean should think about the content of his music and how much respect he has for you...

    • shuttaman

      Shut your nigga ass up. Black niggas like you make me never want to have a black wife, I dont want black kids like you fucking faggot

  • Anonymous

    hes trying to get some pity album sales

  • Marshall Mathers

    The real reason Kanye West had those rants a couple of weeks ago was cause i told him i was banging Kim K and she's carrying my kid.

  • Marshall Mathers

    Ayo Wayne, get in the studio with me. Oh wait i forgot you scared cause i murdered you in the three songs we have (Forever, Drop the World, No Love) And to think that you said i was scared of you hahaha. Im back and im gonna retake the throne and fuck this game up. Kendrick dropped a CLASSIC, im gonna do the same. Detroit what! Detroit baby! And be on the look out for Big Sean new album. I ripped that shit but its all love

  • Anonymous

    Doesn't really sound to me like he's been overworking. Every song he releases these days suck more than the last

    • Anonymous

      for real. i could write his lyrics off the dome with no effort whatsoever. he definitely aint been working on his skating cause the lil gremlin still cant pop an ollie after 2 plus years of toting a skateboard around everywhere he goes and rapping about that skate life

  • Anonymous

    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss! I just bought a great Mazda MX-5 from having earned $7126 this past 4 weeks and $10k past-month. Without any doubt this is the easiest and most comfortable job Ive ever had. I began this 6 months ago and right away was bringing in more than $83 per/h. Heres what Ive been doing Epic2.com_

  • Anonymous

    the only person i know who had a seizure was an alcoholic who drank to much and smacked their head off the ground so hard their brain was bleeding which caused the seizures

  • Anonymous

    Screw TMZ, effin lied to us about him gettin his last rites

  • Anonymous

    him and ross acting like they the hardest working most stressed out people in the entertainment industry. howcome brad pitt and geroge clooney aint having seizures? when was the last time will smith or ll cool j had a seizure? when was the last time jay-z had a seizure? GTFOH stop abusing drugs and take care of yo self

    • Youngindy21

      @Anonymous You are an idiot. People with epilepsy have lower than normal seizure thresholds which is why they have seizures. Non-epileptics can have seizures but it is most likely because of a head injury or a tumor/brain cancer. Non-epileptics usually only have one or 2 seizures and then they are good for a long time whereas epileptics suffer from seizures most of their life and it is due to a dysfunction in their brain. "Normal" people don't have seizures from little things such as flashing lights on a TV whereas epileptics will have seizures from that type of thing.

    • Anonymous

      You don't have to be epileptic to have seizures.

    • JRich

      Idk, cuz Jay-Z and Madonna aren't epileptic?

    • Anonymous

      so why isnt jay-z or madonna having seizures? i could list 50 musicians who tour just as hard or harder than waynes if i wanted to who aint having seizures right now

    • wes

      pitt and clooney don't have to constantly travel around the country and play shows, though. I'm not even disagreeing that it could be from drugs but there's a pretty big difference between being a famous musician and being a famous actor in terms of the type of shit you have to do...

  • Anonymous

    do people really become epileptic in their late twenties? and can he be caused from so called stress and overworking? i think its bullshit. they just trying to cover up his drug use

    • Anonymous

      1 in 26 people will be affected by epilepsy. there is a ton of stigma about it. people develop epilepsy later in life. people are born with it. people can get it from a head trauma.

    • Youngindy21

      Yeah you can develop epilepsy in your late 20s. It is called late onset epilepsy however most people develop epilepsy at a really young age.

    • BLACK

      THERE'S THIS WONDERFUL TOOL THAT COULD GIVE YOU THE ANSWER TO THOSE QUESTIONS. IT'S CALLED GOOGLE.

    • Anonymous

      do people really become epileptic in their late twenties? Yeah

  • jay

    All that purple drank he drinks gave him those seizures, not the bullshit he came up with.

  • Anonymous

    Emmett Till karma is going after his ass

  • Anonymous

    So he's now epileptic from all that drugs which he did when he was younger. Permanent effects from drugs.

  • JRich

    It is good that he's ok. His new album was pretty wack, but there were moments here and there that were alright. Ill never hate the dude because he used to be the shit, but he needs to hang it up.

  • iamhiphop

    Wayne should take a break until his health is back to normal.

  • Anonymous

    At least he was being honest, but when he said that it was due to stress and over-working, I call bullshit on that. Every celebrity uses that excuse everytime they have a health crisis. I'm amazed nobody brought up the sizzurp.

  • ETK

    so basically he's a ticking time bomb. he needs to take a year off or somethin, it would be good for himself and for hip-hop. come back after that, drop Carter V and then retire

  • Marshall Mathers

    Ayo Wayne, get in the studio with me. Oh wait i forgot you scared cause i murdered you in the three songs we have (Forever, Drop the World, No Love) And to think that you said i was scared of you hahaha. Im back and im gonna retake the throne and fuck this game up. Kendrick dropped a CLASSIC, im gonna do the same. Detroit what! Detroit baby! And be on the look out for Big Sean new album. I ripped that shit but its all love.

  • Marshall Mathers

    The real reason Kanye had those rants a couple of weeks ago is because i told him i banged Kim K and thats my kid.

  • xxccza

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY

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