Lil Wayne says he's epileptic

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) —


Rapper Lil Wayne confirmed he is epileptic and said he "could’ve died" after a series of seizures hospitalized him in Los Angeles two weeks ago.




"I’m an epileptic, so I’m prone to seizures," Grammy winner Wayne, 30, told Los Angeles radio station Power 106 Thursday. "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."




Wayne neither confirmed nor denied reports that he was in a medically induced coma, but he did describe the experience as near-fatal.




"It got real bad because I got three [seizures] in a row, and on the third one my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent," he said. "Basically, I could’ve died soon. That’s why it was so serious."



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