Exclusive: Lil Scrappy Addresses Near-Fatal Asthma Attack: "You've Got To Be Here To Make Music"
Monday, Sep 24, 2012 2:13PM
After recently making headlines for getting hospitalized following a near-fatal asthma attack last spring, Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy gives SOHH an update on his health condition.
Despite the recent scare, Scrappy said has fully recovered and in great condition.
"Oh yeah, everything's better, man," Scrappy told SOHH when asked about his current health condition. "Like I told people, it was one of those times where I should have been had my asthma checked on. But I ain't ever go until my granny died and I went and drunk myself to a pulp. You dig? They say the liquor helps bring on asthma. ... I think it's something I had to take care of. I don't think it's about being more mature. What I've realized is don't no man like to go to the hospital unless there's something seriously wrong." (SOHH)
He also promised to stay on top of his health to avoid future incidents.
"I don't know, I just sort of used it as a learning lesson," Scrap added. "You've got to keep your health right, you know? You've got to be here to make music. [laughs] So I look at that and just try to emulate that." (SOHH)
Reports of Scrappy's medical complications and hospitalization surfaced around mid-April.
Rap star Lil' Scrappy -- who's worked with Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia and more -- was hospitalized in Atlanta yesterday after suffering a nasty asthma attack ... TMZ has learned. Scrappy tells us ... "I damn near died ... if it weren't for my driver, mom, and rap artist I would have been dead." The 28-year-old says he had been drinking pretty hard Monday night ... and when he woke up Tuesday morning, he could barely breath and couldn't talk -- "I felt like I was dying." Fortunately, Scrappy's people rushed him to Emory University Hospital ... where he was treated and released. Scrappy says he now owns a "breathing machine" and tells us, "I will never leave anywhere without it again." (TMZ)