Erick Sermon called in to Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning earlier this morning to speak for the first time since suffering from a heart attack last week. During the conversation, he recounted suffering from mild cardiac arrest and how some early warning signs prompted him to get to the hospital before it was too late.

“I was downstairs on Wednesday night. I was making this record, and I was kinda excited about this song. The beat was kinda dope. I went upstairs and I sat on the sofa and I got two sharp pains on my left-hand side so I said, maybe I’m sitting wrong so I positioned myself on the sofa,” he said. ”I sat there watching TV and then I started getting heart palpitations. Like if you work out, you get something like that, but I wasn’t doing nothing. They was just moving really fast.”

After waking up on Thursday morning and suffering from the same pains in his left-hand side, he went to the hospital with the intention of coming back home. But as soon as he arrived, his body started acting up more than before.

“When I got there, as soon as I hit the door, my whole left side cramped up on me or whatever it was. The heart palpitations was going really, really fast, and I started getting the pains again. They put me to the back to get a blood pressure reading, and it was 200/190 so I was almost like, I could have dropped it right there. I got into the back and they shot me with something inside the stomach.”

Listen to the full interview below (via RR).

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