Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Seizures in Chicago
Chicago, IL – Lil Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room on Sunday (September 3) after suffering at least one seizure, according to TMZ. The Big Easy native was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he reportedly had another seizure.
Wayne was scheduled to perform with Rae Sremmurd at the Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas later that evening, but doctors advised him to remain hospitalized. Wayne’s reps told TMZ his Vegas performance was canceled so he can rest.
Wayne has been plagued by seizures for years. One of his first documented episodes was in 2012, when a Los Angeles bound jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after Wayne reportedly had a seizure.
"I’m prone to seizures," Wayne said in 2012, months after the rapper suffered a seizure aboard another private jet flight, which also forced an emergency landing and a Texas hospitalization. "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."
Although his team denied it at the time, the illustrious rapper had yet another seizure the following day.
In 2013, he finally confirmed he had epilepsy. In an interview with Power 106, Wayne explained,”This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. 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.”