Lil Scrappy Hospitalized: “I Damn Near Died”


Vibe / April 19, 2012

Rapper Lil Scrappy was rushed to the hospital in Atlanta Tuesday (April 17) after undergoing an asthma attack, TMZ reports.

“I damn near died,” he told the media outlet. “If it weren’t for my driver, mom, and rap artist, I would have been dead.”

According to TMZ, Lil Scrappy said he was drinking heavily the night prior to the incident. The next morning he woke up unable to talk and hardly able to breathe. “I felt like I was dying,” the rapper said.

Scrappy was then promptly taken to Emory University Hospital, where he was treated and released with a “breathing machine.”

“I will never leave anywhere without it again,” he said. We’re glad he’s okay. —Stephanie Long