American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter, aka Lil Wayne, has announced his retirement from music.
Wayne, 33, took to Twitter today, September 3, 2016, to make the announcement.
“I am now defenseless and mentally defeated and I leave gracefully and thankful,” he said, adding, “I luh my fanz but I’m dun.”
I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
This comes just weeks after the Grammy award-winning rapper suffered multiple seizures.
In June, Wayne was hospitalised after suffering double seizures during a flight from Milwaukee to California.
A month later, in July, he was hit by another seizure, this time in Vegas, and had to be hospitalised again.
But he emerged later to say it was a “false alarm”.
His health issues were linked to the dangerous drink – sizzurp (a purple concoction made from codeine and other drinks), which he is addicted to.
Over the years, he had health emergencies, sometimes while on stage.
Now, he says he is “mentally defeated” and “defenseless”, an expression that has fans worried if the sudden retirement is linked to his battle with sizzurp.