Lil Wayne Says Seizures Strike Without Warning: "I Go to Sleep and Wake Up in the Hospital"

Hip-hop heavyweight dishes on his epilepsy and how he copes with the seizures that plague him

By Josh Grossberg May 09, 2013 2:24 PMTags
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There's a reason Weezy feels woozy sometimes.

In an interview on Wednesday's episode of MTV's RapFix Live, Lil Wayne opened up about his ongoing battle with epilepsy, which he said causes recurring seizures that can strike unprovoked and at any time.

"No warning, no nothing, I don't feel sick. I get headaches real bad. And the headaches? I didn't get no headaches or nothing," the rapper told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway.

According to Lil Wayne, he has no memory of the seizures when they happen, either, and is usually told about them afterward by family and friends.

"I told them the other day, 'Y'all can tell me right now that y'all was lying, like, 'You know what? We lyin' ain't nothin,' and I'd have to believe them because I don't know," admitted the MC. "I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital. I don't feel anything. I just hope it stops happening."

The 30-year-old Wayne (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) has experienced several scary episodes over the last few months, prompting concerns about his health.

The hitmaker was hospitalized in the ICU of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for six days following multiple seizures. He subsequently recovered only to be felled by another seizure on April 30 that landed him in the hospital again.

On both occasions, Lil Wayne took to Twitter to let fans know that he was OK and thank them for their prayers. He also told L.A.'s Power 106 in March that he's an epileptic and prone to seizures, but "y'all just never hear about it."

Either way, the TMCMB artist isn't letting the ailment slow him down any. Yesterday, he was in Miami to celebrate the release of his new shoe line, Spectre by SUPRA, and noted his doctor is cool with his activities.

"He didn't tell me to do too much that a human doesn't do anyway. Sleep and eat right, that's about it," said Wayne.

And maybe lay off the sizzurp?