It has been said that in life we are in death, and the evidence abounds around us. Some choose not to see it, some choose to deny it, but the evidence remains nonetheless: in life we are in death.
American rapper Lil, the “Firework” mastermind, can tell you just that without blinking. The rapper, who is among the leading lights in American and indeed world music, has had so many near-death encounters he has lost count of them.
He even made these near-death encounters the subject of the song “Let It All Work Out,” off his “Tha Carter V” album.Source: Lil Wayne/ Instagram
Lil Wayne has had several seizures in the past and been admitted in the intensive care unit at some point. Although he once blamed the seizures on his work ethic, he later admitted to Power 106, a Los Angeles-based radio station, that he in fact suffers from epilepsy.
Said he: “I’ve had a bunch of seizures. Y’all just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row.”
Apart from epilepsy, Lil Wayne had also nursed suicidal ideation and even attempted to take his own life once. But he was saved… pulled from a pool of blood after he had shot himself.
These near death encounters formed part of Lil Wayne’s acceptance speech as he received the BET Entertainment Award in the I Am Hip Hp category.
“There’s a man in New Orleans, his name is uncle Bob. He came into an apartment one day, guns drawn, he saw nobody, he saw legs on the floor, it was my legs, he saw blood everywhere. A bunch of police hopped over me, he refused to do so,” Lil Wayne said.
Listen to the complete speech below: