The rapper suffers with epilepsy
Lil Wayne has been hospitalised after suffering multiple seizures.
As TMZ reports, the 34-year-old rapper was found unconscious in his hotel room in Chicago on Sunday afternoon, before being taken to a local hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. His concert in Las Vegas last night was subsequently cancelled.
Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, suffers from epilepsy and has been hospitalised a number of times in recent years as a result of seizures.
Mack Maine, the President of Wayne’s Young Money label, has since issued an update on the rapper’s health. See below:
Speaking about his condition in 2013, he said: “The bad news is I’m an epileptic, I’m prone to seizures, going on to explain the bout of fits wasn’t his first.
“Like, 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 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 per cent. 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.”
Last month, Wayne hinted that his hugely anticipated next album, Tha Carter V, could be finally set for release.
The record was originally touted for release in 2013, before it was hit by a series of delays and a strange sequence of events that saw notorious pharma boss Martin Shkreli come into possession of the only copy of the record in existence.
But Lil Wayne recent gave fans renewed hope for its release, after claiming that the record was “done” and “ready to be listened to”.