Rapper Lil Wayne was on Sunday rushed to hospital after suffering multiple seizures as a result of his battle with epilepsy.
TMZ reports that the rapper was found unconscious in his Westin hotel room in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr, then taken to Northwestern Hospital where he reportedly experienced another seizure.
The rapper was due to perform in Las Vegas on Sunday night, where he’s currently on tour with Rae Sremmurd, but after his hospitalisation the gig was cancelled.
The ‘lollypop’ rapper has been hospitalised a number of times due to his epilepsy. In March 2013, spent a week in intensive care after he was found unconscious following multiple seizures.
He once told American radio station Power 106 that he almost died from a bout of seizures, disclosing that he has had many bouts of seizures most of which were not heard about.
“This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure”, he said. “I’ve had a bunch of seizures; y’all just never hear about it.
“This time it got real bad because I got three of ’em in a row, and on the third one, my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent. Basically, I could’ve died soon. That’s why it was so serious”.
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In 2016, he cancelled a show in Vegas still because of the same epilepsy emergency.