Lil Wayne
The rap star, who suffered a rash of seizures which put him in intensive care only a month ago, says he is epileptic. Twitter/ Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne was hospitalized on Tuesday after suffering another seizure, according to TMZ. The rapper was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles late on Tuesday night by his bodyguards.

Lil Wayne, 30, has said he suffers from epilepsy, and in early April a series of seizures landed him in critical condition for almost a week. After being released this morning from the hospital, he wrote a Twitter post saying simply, "I'm fine. Thank u".

MTV News wrote that last month, after Lil Wayne spent six days in ICU in the Cedars-Sinai hospital, he called in to the Los Angeles radio station Power 106 to address concerns about his health.

"The thing is, man, the bad news is, I'm an epileptic, so I'm prone to seizures," he told station DJs. "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 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. The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself. That's typical me, though."

The seizures were rumored at the time to be related to Wayne's consumption of "sizzurp", cough syrup mixed with alcohol. Doctors found a high amount of codeine in his system at the time, though the rapper dismissed the claims that the two were related.

Also today, the Los Angeles Times reported that Lil Wayne had apologized to the family of Emmitt Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth who was murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1950s Mississippi, for lyrics in which Till is referenced in a vulgar wordplay. The letter was sent a month ago but only now released to the public.

"It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist's song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure," Lil Wayne wrote. "I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys."

The lyrics were from a remix of the hit "Karate Chop" by Atlanta rapper Future, released earlier this year.

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