Lil Wayne Opens Up about Health Scare

9:09 AM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
Lil Wayne at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. -- Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff
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Robin Webb, USA TODAY

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lil Wayne says in radio interview that he's epileptic and prone to seizures
  • He was hospitalized for six days two weeks ago
  • He is planning to embark on a 40-show tour starting July 5

Rapper Lil Wayne is finally opening up about the health crisis that put him in the hospital two weeks ago.

In a phone interview broadcast on L.A. radio station Power 106 Thursday night, Wayne (a.k.a. Weezy) said "the bad news" is he's epileptic and 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," he told DJ Felli Fell. "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%. Basically, I could've died."

The YMCMB artist, whose album "I Am Not a Human Being II" was released Tuesday, is planning to embark on a 40-show tour starting July 5.

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