Mind and Body

Rapper Lil Wayne says his epilepsy caused recent seizures

Rapper Lil' Wayne looks from courtside during game between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat
 during Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round basketball playoff series in Miami, Florida May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) - RTR324GJ

Rapper Lil' Wayne looks from courtside during game between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat during Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round basketball playoff series in Miami, Florida May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) - RTR324GJ  (REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)

Lil Wayne says he’s an epileptic and has had seizures for years.

In an interview with Los Angeles-based radio station Power 106 on Thursday, the 30-year-old rapper said epilepsy caused his most recent health scare earlier this month, when he was rushed to a hospital. Wayne said he had three back-to-back seizures.

The Grammy winner says: “I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them.”

Wayne says he “could’ve died” and that the recent seizures were a result of “just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself.”

He released his 10th album, “I Am Not a Human Being II,” this week. He’ll embark on a 40-city tour in July with rappers T.I. and Future.

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