Lil Wayne Hospitalized Again for Seizures: Is Epilepsy REALLY to Blame?

Lil WayneIt seems that Lil Wayne is having a little bit of a health crisis. The rapper was reportedly taken to an L.A. hospital late Tuesday night where, after suffering a single seizure, he was released early this morning. Well, the rapper revealed earlier this year that he was epileptic after he suffered several seizures back in March that forced him to spend six days in the Intensive Care Unit. You know, the same seizure streak that created a slew of rumors that the 30-year-old rapper was on his death bed and being read his last rights.

So these seizures are supposedly a result of his epilepsy and not his sizzurp habit (or at least that's what his camp's saying). So the big question: what's the deal here? What's really going on with Lil Wayne?

Find out all you need to know, here:

Wayne told fans that he's had epilepsy since he was young. Essentially epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system commonly referred to as a "seizure disorder." Commonly related to a brain injury or a family tendency, the cause for the epilepsy is mostly unknown. However, those that develop the disease are more likely to have a history of seizures in their family. Hello, genetics.

So what's happening during these seizures? Well, according to the Epilepsy Foundation, abnormal electrical discharges occur in the brain, which create a "storm of electrical activity." This storm is a seizure. Eeesh, that doesn't exactly sound like a walk in the park.

I don't know, y'all. If epilepsy is potentially caused by a brain injury, one would think that all of Lil Wayne's partying, drinking, and drug habits could have an effect on that, no? Especially with how HARD he goes at it. One thing I do know -- there's no way they're HELPING his cause. Do I think that there are other negative components of his lifestyle affecting him? Of course I do. But for now, I'll buy the epilepsy story. Here's hoping that just like his latest tweet says, he's doing "fine."

Are you worried about Lil Wayne? Do you know someone with epilepsy?

 

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