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Lil Wayne Reveals He Has Epilepsy, Says It Almost Killed Him

Lil Wayne performs at the GQ Super Bowl party on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)
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Lil Wayne is speaking out for the first time about how he ended up in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.Yesterday he told Power 106 in L.A. that he suffers from epilepsy and that he often has seizures, though he hasn't spoken out publicly about them: "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."

Lil Wayne said often he doesn't even need to go to hospital when he has a seizures since the people around him know the drill. However, he said this last series of seizures were different: "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 percent. Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious."

He said he's never had three back-to-back seizures in a row.

Originally, TMZ reported that the seizures were connected to his love for sizzurp, but Lil Wayne chalked it up to stress: "But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself."

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He said living at the top of the hills in Los Angeles is kind of dicey, too, in an emergency. "You know how hard it is getting down those hills...that was what was so scary about it."

Lil Wayne then went on a funny tangent about how awful it is living in the hills: "As a matter of fact, I hate where I live, because they got mountain lions and all that type of stuff up there."

You can listen to the whole interview here:

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