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Lil Wayne calls recent seizure a 'false alarm'

Rapper Lil Wayne has played down reports he suffered another seizure by telling fans it was a "false alarm".

The Lollipop star reportedly suffered the epilepsy scare on Wednesday (06Jul16), a month after his last seizure, just before he was about to step onstage at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas.


According to TMZ.com, he pulled out of his co-hosting gig at the last minute and was treated in an intensive care unit in a nearby hospital and has since been released to recover at home in Florida.


However, the 33-year-old has taken to Twitter and implied the scare wasn't as serious as reports suggested, but thanked his fans for their messages of support regardless.


"False Alarm! I appreciate da prayers and konsern (concern) but I'm good!!! Luv!!!! (sic)," he tweeted on Monday (11Jul16).


The alleged incident came just weeks after he was hospitalized following a "minor" seizure during a flight between Wisconsin and California, causing the private jet to be forced to make an emergency landing in Nebraska in June.


His representative told TMZ at the time that the rapper ran out of his prescribed medication and couldn't find a replacement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was performing.


Wayne took to Twitter a day later to thank fans by simply writing, "thanx (sic) for all the prayers!! I love y'all."


Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, Jr., revealed his epilepsy diagnosis in 2013 after he suffered a near-fatal seizure, which lead to him being placed in an induced coma.


He told MTV News at the time that his seizures come with "no warning, no nothing," adding, "I don't feel sick... I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital," he said. "I don't feel anything. I just hope it stops happening."