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Lil Wayne on Feb. 1 in New Orleans. (Photo: Jordan Strauss, Invision/AP)

 

(USA TODAY) Rapper Lil Wayne is finally opening up about the health crisis that put him in the hospital two weeks ago.

In a phone interview broadcast on L.A. radio station Power 106 Thursday night, Wayne (aka Weezy) said "the bad news" is he's epileptic and prone to seizures.

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"This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures, ya'll just never hear about them," he told DJ Felli Fell. "But this time it got real bad 'cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30%. Basically, I could've died."

The artist, whose latest album, I Am Not a Human Being II, was released Tuesday, is planning to embark on a 40-show tour starting July 5.

Robin Webb, USA TODAY

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