Lil Wayne Reportedly Has A Seizure On A Plane, Causing Emergency Landing — REPORT
A new report suggests that rapper Lil Wayne dealt with a scary health issue on Monday. According to TMZ's report, the "Lollipop" rapper's private plane had to make an emergency landing when Wayne suffered a seizure on Monday. As the report states, Wayne was flying from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to California when the seizure allegedly struck. According to TMZ, Wayne reportedly blacked out during the flight, causing the plane to make an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska. According to the report, paramedics attended to Wayne at the airstrip, though TMZ alleges that he is refusing medical treatment. Bustle reached out to Wayne's reps for comment, but did not hear back at this time.
This isn't the first time that Wayne has had a health scare. In October of 2012, TMZ reported that Wayne was hospitalized after a pilot reported that the rapper was experiencing seizure symptoms on the plane. After being released from the hospital, TMZ states that Wayne reportedly suffered another seizure a mere 24 hours later, also on an airplane. It wouldn't be his only alleged brush with seizures. According to an article published by MTV News, Wayne was taken to the hospital after he suffered multiple seizures in March of 2013, and was placed in the ICU only days after the initial March incident when his body guard found him unconscious. In May of 2013, Wayne mentioned his seizures in an interview with RapFix Live, stating: "I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital. I don't feel anything. I just hope it stops happening."
According to Wayne's interview with Katie Couric in September of 2013, he has dealt with seizures since childhood: “I'm sort of epileptic, so we had to go back in history to my past and see why this happened. My mom told me that when I was younger, I fainted on the playground. We didn’t know it was a seizure then. One of my cousins suffers from seizures too and died from them.” Wayne also stated that he believes “dehydration, working too much and no sleep" are some of the catalysts for his seizures.
Here's hoping that the rapper gets the medical attention that he needs during this challenging time.