Labor Day Weekend is about celebration, having fun and hitting he clubs. Sadly, for hip hop legend Lil Wayne, this weekend was a medical nightmare that sent Young Weezy to the hospital.
One day before he was scheduled to perform at the Drai's Beach Club Labor Day celebration, Lil Wayne suffered an epileptic seizure and found unconscious in his hotel room. According to reports, the 34 year old rapper later suffered a second seizure at the hospital and is now resting up from the horrific ordeal.
Understandably, Drai's Beach Club was quick to confirm that they would be rescheduling Lil Wayne's performance, but little else is known. "Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists," the club wrote on Facebook. "Everybody at Drai's wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time."
This is not the first time Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., has been hospitalized for seizures. Last year, his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing during a cross-country flight after he suffered multiple seizures in the air. In 2013, he was admitted to an intensive care unit in Los Angeles after enduring what the rapper later described as life-threatening seizures.
The "Sucker for Pain" singer confessed in a 2013 interview with LA radio station Power 106 that this has been a reoccurring problem: “Like, this isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them,” he said. “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 percent. Basically, I could've died, so that is why it was so serious. But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself."
We're all hopeful that Lil Wayne gets the rest he needs and make a full recovery. The rapper is currently scheduled to host Drai's Nightclub over Halloween weekend, which still appears to be on the official calendar. We'll update the October 29 event if any changes are made.