American rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly landed in hospital after an overdose of diet pills and caffeine.
The 24-year-old was admitted to a Florida hospital Tuesday September 29, following his adverse reaction to the combination of substances.
In an interview with The Shade Room, Tekashi 6ix9ine confirmed his hospitalization and said his overdose was a result of taking a cup of coffee with two Hydroxycut pills instead of the recommended daily dosage of one. He claimed the combination of diet supplements and caffeine caused his heart rate to accelerate and began to “sweat excessively” soon after his consumption.
The rapper also said that he gained weight following his early release from prison in April due to the coronavirus. He said he has already lost 25 lbs, and said he will keep going until he is at his goal weight of 150 lbs.
He also stressed that he was not taking other drugs as that would violate his strict probation. He added that he doesn’t take them at all, regardless of his probation.
In February, Tekashi pleaded guilty to nine felony charges, including a variety of firearm offenses and admitting to his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He was to be tracked by GPS while in home confinement. Tekashi was also reportedly ordered to remain in his residence except to seek any necessary medical treatment or to visit his attorney — which he would need to get approval for by the Probation Department, Page Six reported.
Tekashi also pled guilty to additional federal felonies including racketeering conspiracy, firearms charges, narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes in aid of racketeering. He was previously indicted for six felony charges in November 2018.