‘I could’ve died soon,’ Weezy tells L.A. radio station, clearing up rumors about his health and weighing in on 2013 ‘Hottest MCs.’
By Rob Markman (@RobMarkman)
There’s been a ton of questions surrounding Lil Wayne’s health lately, and on Thursday, the larger-than-life rap icon put the speculation to rest when he revealed that he suffers from epilepsy.
Weezy called into Power 106 in Los Angeles on Thursday and spoke with DJ Felli Fel about a host of topics, including his most recent hospitalization on March 12. Initially, reports stated that the star MC was being prepared for his last rites and had to have his stomach pumped multiple times due to high amounts of codeine in his system. It was suggested that Wayne’s seizures were a result of a syrup addiction, but Wayne finally told his side of the story.
“The thing is, man, the bad news is, I’m an epileptic, so I’m prone to seizures,” he said. “This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures; y’all just never hear about it. This time it got real bad because I got three of ’em in a row, and on the third one, my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent. Basically, I could’ve died soon. That’s why it was so serious.
“The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself. That’s typical me, though,” he continued.
Wayne didn’t exactly deny the “last rites” reports that originated from TMZ but suggested that the popular site was lying. Still, he says he holds no ill will. “I can’t be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things that I tell ’em not to do; I can’t get upset at TMZ for doing what they do,” he said with a slight chuckle. “The truth isn’t good enough for them, so they gotta twist everything up.”
Tunechi also touched on his new LP, I Am Not a Human Being II, which hit stores Tuesday, but that wasn’t all: The one-man rap army also commented on MTV News’ “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” and the fact that he didn’t make the top 10 list. “I didn’t even check the top 10 list, but I’m glad I didn’t make it either,” he said, before busting out in laughter. “I probably pissed some people off at MTV or somethin’, I dunno.”