Bow Wow Admits ‘Lean’ Addiction Once Hospitalized Him

Rapper Bow Wow admitted that he suffered an addiction to lean a decade ago in a series of recent tweets–an addiction he says almost killed him.

“To the youth- Stop with these dumba—drugs,” he tweeted. “Im going to let something out. When me and omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae i was high off lean. My attitude everything changed.”

Bow Wow said he once woke up in a hospital room and endured withdrawal symptoms.

Bow Wow said he would start “being more vocal” on issues such as drug addiction, and he encouraged youth to stay away from drugs.

Bow Wow’s tweets came on the heels of the sudden passing of fellow rapper Mac Miller, who died of a suspected overdose last week at the age of 26.

Lean is a combination of promethazine, codeine and soft drinks, and was popularized by rappers such as Lil Wayne and the late Pimp C in the 2000s.

Lean was one of the factors that reportedly contributed to C’s 2007 death.