Lil Wayne Admits He Takes Seizure Medication To MTV
Back in October, The Guardian Express Newspaper reported several incidents, which suggested there was a high probability Lil Wayne suffers from a seizure condition. Apparently the rapper decided to come clean about his seizure condition with MTV, which proves the migraine headache his camp insisted was behind his illness, was just a facade to hide the facts.
Our October 25, 2012 reported pointed to the various published accounts and rumors, which claimed Lil Wayne had suffered from a seizure-like episode that prevented the rapper from travelling. Reports at the time suggested that the 30-year-old rapper had two flight ending seizures. Nevertheless Wayne’s camp vehemently denied the claims, saying the famous hip-hop mogul didn’t have anything even resembling a seizure.
Specifically, his rep told “E! News,” the “Got Money” artist made an unexpected stop in Texas to treat a severe migraine headache and dehydration; not a seizure. The second emergency flight landing, which occurred in as many days, was attributed to another migraine headache episode. It was then we felt that Perhaps’ one emergency landing could have been due to a severe headache but two of them, back to back, seemed to hint that the explanations for Wayne’s mysterious seizure-like attacks were more problematic than the artists had revealed.
When MTV reported the incident, they stated that Wayne suffered a second seizure in Louisiana, but added that team Weezy claimed reports that the artists was suffering from seizure-like attacks are greatly exaggerated, maintaining he has no seizures and that the rapper was at home resting.
Wayne’s camp gave no time frame as to when Wayne would return to work, he had already canceled a Saturday appearance scheduled at the Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky.
We concluded that the problems with their explanations were, in fact, twofold:
Problem number one; if Wayne’s midair health scare prompted his private pilot to land in Texas so the artists could medical attention, why did his crew not simply continue to their California destination, which is certainly from Texas, a migraine headache and dehydration are all self-treatable conditions.
A second problem arose out of the fact when the star attempted to continue his journey, which was again interrupted by the same abrupt illness, resulting in his private pilot having to make a second emergency stop. Common sense indeed made it fairly apparent that Wayne’s condition was worse than what the rapper wanted people know.
It seemed like everything that followed supported our conclusion.
You had the description given by the hip-hop-star’s pilot, who reported that Lil Wayne had suffered a seizure, saying he began to convulse mid-flight; he had no reason to lie.
Once the rapper’s plane had landed, Wayne was admitted into Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, treated and then released, but this time he was under doctors’ orders to rest.
Then came the second health scare in roughly 24 hours. TMZ, immediately dismissed his camp’s explanations of a migraine headache along with the young starlet’s excuse of “dehydration” as contributing factors for the emergency landing. The website even urged its readers to start compiling their own theories as to what makes Southern rappers suffer seizures—and “seizure-like” symptoms—aboard airplanes in the fall. Daylight Saving Time?
Wayne’s company tried to get ahead of the story, saying he would return to work soon as they tried to give observers the impression that he was just fine. To support the idea, Lil Wayne tweeted that Saturday he was feeling “good.”
Following the incident, tabloids widely reported that unless the rapper had another emergency experience while in flight, it wouldn’t be likely that any more information about the incident would be forthcoming from those close to his empire.
We finally concluded that in the future, no one should be surprised if the artist is afflicted by another mysteriously unexplainable emergency, especially given the grueling schedule he keeps.
If in fact this does happen again, I suspect we’ll be fed the same problematic migraine headache explanation.
Well now it appears we were vindicated because during an interview Wayne gave to MTV in New Orleans yesterday to promote his new music video, “No Worries,” the rapper admitted to taking antiseizure medication. Wayne added that his recovery regimen includes drinking four bottles of water each day.
The revelation to MTV came after he expressed worry that fans watching the interview might think he was taking illicit drugs. “I don’t want y’all to think I’m on nothing, man,” he said. “I’m on seizure medicine, man, that’s all.”
Here the truth prevailed after all. While his camp had emphatically chalked the health scare up to dehydration and a severe migraine to avoid extra scrutiny, Wayne decided to make an honest confession, revealing that he is now taking medicine that prevents seizures and doctors have given him pretty strict orders since the incident — even if he isn’t exactly adhering to their regimen.
The revelation of his condition should not have appeared to anyone as a public relations problem, but on the contrary the rapper should rather fear insulting his fans intelligence with incredulous explanations that fool no one except those engaged in the deception.
Contributor D. Chandler