Lil Wayne Says He’s Epileptic

Lil Wayne has gone public with a reason for his hospitalization last month – epilepsy.

The rapper is apparently prone to seizures, and he recently told Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station he’s had them so frequently that people in his entourage are experienced in dealing with them.

“This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure,” he said. “I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them. But this time it got real bad because 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 added the seizures were a result of “just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself.”

Wayne released his latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, March 26 and he’s scheduled for a 40-city tour beginning in July with T.I. and Future.