Don't believe all the hype
We’ve watched Lil Wayne come up like fire through first the New Orleans game and then the national rap game and has become one of the most successful artists out there today. He’s worked hard and long to get where he is, and it looks like that stress has taken a physical toll on him. Lil Wayne is back in the hospital again, and we’re all pretty concerned about why he keeps going back there. Luckily, his daughter is letting us know what’s what.
The Life of Wayne
Lil Wayne is having a very weird time right now. He’s still fighting with the Cash Money higher-ups about the ownership rights and release of his latest album Tha Carter V years after completing it. Meanwhile, the highly-detested “pharma-bro” Martin Shkreli says he found himself a copy, and he may just release it himself and has already streamed a few tracks including “Mona Lisa.” Like I said: weird.
While we don’t know what’s up with the album just yet, Lil Wayne has been keeping himself busy by touring alongside Rae Sremmurd. He was doing well on tour and was set to perform at Drai’s Nightclub on September 3 in Las Vegas, but Lil Wayne never made it to the show. Drai’s Nightclub said that his appearance was abruptly canceled and he was replaced by T.I.
Their post about the cancelation read, “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.” Their explanation stopped there leaving fans worried about the rapper’s well-being.
Lil Wayne was mysteriously spending time in the hospital instead of performing and it wasn’t the first time. The rapper’s plane made an emergency landing in Texas in October of 2012 at which time he was taken to the hospital. His rep said that he was suffering from an extreme migraine. In March of the following year, he was treated again in Los Angeles for similar symptoms over the course of six days. Although rumors swirled that he may have been using recreational drugs, he said that he was simply not using his prescription medication correctly. He was again hospitalized in 2016 for the same symptoms.
It was time for him to open up about what was really going on with him: epilepsy. He told Power 106, “The bad news is I’m an epileptic, I’m prone to seizures. 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 percent. 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.”
One More Time
On September 3, Lil Wayne was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room. While the same rumors about his alleged drug use kept coming up, his fans are attributing the recent troubles to the same mystery illness that’s been plaguing the rapped for years, assuming that his packed schedule has caused the health issues to flair up again.
Lil Wayne’s eldest child Reginae Carter stepped in to say that her father is doing okay, and that she would urge fans to stay away from untrustworthy news sources. She tweeted, “My dad is doing fine everyone! Thanks for the concerns, you guys are amazing. Oh yeah.. & don’t believe everything you hear.”
He’s currently out of the hospital, but will be taking two weeks off to get his health right. He said that he will be ready for his September 23 concert, though.
We’re hoping that Lil Wayne makes another full recovery, but we also hope that he can find a good work/life balance this time so that he doesn’t wind up in the hospital again! Send your well wishes to Wayne in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this news.