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'Sizzurp:' A Dangerous Cough Syrup Mixture05:21
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The rapper Lil Wayne is known to be a fan of the cough syrup drink "sizzurp." (AP)
The rapper Lil Wayne is known to be a fan of the cough syrup drink "sizzurp." (AP)

Rapper Lil Wayne was recently in the hospital after suffering a seizure last week. He says his seizures are caused by epilepsy, but he's also known to be a fan of something called "sizzurp," a dangerous drink mix of prescription cough syrup, Mountain Dew, Jolly Ranchers candy, alcohol and sometimes crushed painkillers.

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  • Jane Maxwell, Senior Research scientist at the Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin

This segment aired on May 6, 2013.

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