Rapper Lil Xan Overdoses

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The cruel substance that caused the overdose.

Diego Leanos, also known as by his rapper name “Lil Xan,” was hospitalized Sept. 26 (almost a month ago) due to an apparent overdose. His rapper name is Lil Xan because he was previously addicted to Xanax for about two years. Despite how addictive Xanax is, he was able to quit. He’s still called Lil Xan because he now despises the drug and encourages people to quit using it altogether.

Given this information, you would think he overdosed on Xanax, being unable to resist the urge. However, this was not the case. Leanos told USA Today: “I was in the hospital, not doing any drugs, but I guess I ate, uh, too many Hot Cheetos and it … ripped something in my stomach open, so I puked a little blood.” So yeah. He overdosed on Hot Cheetos. I didn’t think this was possible until I heard about this. I guess you learn something new every day. I just wonder how many Hot Cheetos did he actually eat. USA Today doesn’t specify the exact amount, but I’m guessing it was a few bags if something this severe happened.


Right when you think you’ve seen it all, a famous rapper overdoses on a popular snack.


Lil Xan had a tour a few days after the overdose. When asked if the tour would still be able to happen, he replied: “We good.” Lil Xan was able to overcome the Cheeto overdose and perform on his tour.

Dr. Yvonne Juarez, a pediatrician in Fresno, California, told the Fresno Bee in 2012 that flaming-hot snacks can up the stomach’s acidity, leading to aches. “I’ve had patients go to the ER because of it,” she told the newspaper. “It’s insane, absolutely insane.” Insane it is. All of you Hot Cheeto lovers better be careful. The last thing you want is to be hospitalized by eating too much of your favorite snack. (Actually, now that I think about it that would be a cool way to go out.) But seriously, don’t do it.

I think the whole situation is quite bizarre. Right when you think you’ve seen it all, a famous rapper overdoses on a popular snack. Will this decrease the sales of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Probably not, at least until it happens again.

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