Lil Wayne called in to Power 106 to speak about his new album and other current events, and in the conversation he provided some insight into his past that gives context to his recent health scare:

“The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to seizures. 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. 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.”

Wayne adds that he has people on his team who are prepared to deal with the seizures, but this case was particularly bad because he had three in a row, which has never happened before. He explains that the seizures were due to stress and overworking himself.