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PHOTO: Mashable

PHOTO: Mashable

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) — There was so little information surrounding Lil Wayne’s hospitalization two weeks ago that at one point it seemed the rapper was either on his deathbed, or just resting up.

But on Thursday, the rapper called in to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 and explained that the seizure that landed him in the hospital was far from his first.

“The thing is, I’m an epileptic – I’m prone to seizures,” the 30-year-old rapper explained. “This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure; I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about ‘em.”

The reason why this latest incident was so serious was because he had three seizures in a row, something that’s never happened to him before, he told DJ Felli Fel.

“This time it got real bad,” he said. “The third one, my heart-rate went down to like 30 percent – basically, I could’ve died. So that was why it was so serious.”

The reason for the seizures, he continued, “is just plain stress, no rest and over-working myself. But that’s just typical me though.”

Indeed, the work hasn’t stopped for the rapper. Wayne’s just put out another album, “I Am Not A Human Being II,” and has plans to embark on a tour this summer.