Lil Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room on Sunday after suffering a seizure, according to TMZ. He was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he reportedly had another seizure. Wayne was expected 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 could rest.
Wayne has been struggling with seizures for years. In 2012 a jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after Wayne had a seizure. Although his team denied it at the time, the 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.” Similar issue occurred in 2016, when the private plane carrying Wayne was grounded in Omaha, Nebraska after he went into a seizure mid-flight. Some speculated his excessive intake of codeine had caused the episodes. Tunechi wrapped up his annual Lil Weezyana Fest on August 25 which featured Gucci Mane, Rich the Kid and NBA YoungBoy. His highly anticipated album, Tha Carter V, will hopefully be out soon.