Lil Wayne reportedly has suffered from seizures in the past, but he’s never publicly addressed his condition before. Now the rapper is opening up about the very first time he suffered from a seizure.
In the latest episode of his Weezy Wednesdays online video series — not posted to YouTube until Thursday — he discusses the first time he suffered from a seizure.
In the clip, Wayne recalls learning he suffered from epilepsy following an onstage incident during an early tour with his group the Hot Boys.
“I passed out onstage, because of the heat — heat flashes give me seizures, that’s one of the triggers,” he says. “I caught a f**king heat flash and, bong, just dropped on onstage. They rushed me to the medics, took all my clothes off, you know, everything that you’re supposed to do when you’re having a seizure.”
After being diagnosed with epilepsy, the rapper was forced to take some time off from the Hot Boyz tour. When he returned to the tour, he says his fans welcomed him back with roaring applause. “When they f**king saw me, you could literally feel [the venue] shaking,” he says.
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