American mumble rapper, Lil Xan, was taken to hospital for eating too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
We all know binging on unhealthy foods isn’t good for us, but Lil Xan got a real wake up call when his snacking led to a trip to the hospital.
Earlier this week, the Betrayed singer shared his experience with the world via a series of posts on his Instagram story.
It seems like he’d gone overboard when it came to eating the hot cheesy puffs, so much so, he ended up having to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.
The rapper explained how he was simply enjoying his snack when he realised something wasn’t quite right with his insides.
He emphasised the fact he hadn’t been doing anything which could be considered potentially harmful.
Lil Xan said:
I just want to let everyone know I was in the hospital not due to any drugs, but I guess I ate too many Hot Cheetos, and it ripped something in my stomach open.
The 22-year-old went on to explain he’d thrown up blood after his indulgence, but reassured fans he was on the mend.
Just wanna let everyone know that I’m good, healthier then I’ve ever been and ready to kick of my third Tour in NY in a couple days ! Also be careful,Hot Cheetos are one hell of a drug aha ! love you all ! [sic]
This isn’t the first time hot foods have caused trouble; according to WREG, back in July, a woman had to have her gallbladder removed after eating four bags of Hot Cheetos in one week.
A doctor told the network it’s not unusual for hot snacks to cause issues:
We do see tons of gastritis and ulcer-related stuff due to [hot snacks].
According to People, Frito-Lay, which produces Cheetos products, stated:
At Frito-Lay, food safety is always our number one priority, and our snacks meet all applicable food safety regulations as well as our rigorous quality standards.
Some consumers may be more sensitive to spicy foods than others and may choose to avoid spicier snacks due to personal preference.
Lil Xan’s fans shared good wishes for the rapper, with some admitting they were able to relate to his situation.
One fan wrote:
Yoooo I got tears in my stomach when I was like 14 from eating to many takis and Cheetos I feel your struggle right now. [sic]
A second agreed:
Yeah they rip up the lining in ur stomach:/ I got the same issue they so good tho [sic]
Another concerned fan commented:
I hope he feels better no more Cheetos for xan!!! My prayers are with you [sic]
While one person asked the question we’ve all been wondering:
How many bags of Hot Cheetos did you eat??? [sic]
We could probably learn a lesson from Lil Xan’s unfortunate experience; if you’re going to binge on Cheetos, opt for the regular flavour, rather than Flamin’ Hot.
I’m just glad he seems to have made a speedy recovery!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.