Lil' Xan says he was hospitalized for eating too many Flamin' Hot Cheetos
You've heard of the dangers of cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs, but have you ever heard about the dangers of Flamin' Hot Cheetos?
Diego Leanos, better known as Lil' Xan, is a 22-year-old mumble rapper from California. He recently made headlines for breaking up with Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus' 18-year-old sister. On Instagram Stories, he accused Noah of cheating on him, and urinated on the plaque for his song, Betrayed. You know, because he felt betrayed? Lil' Xan is known for his lil' subtlety.
Anyway, Xan is preparing to go on tour and suffered a minor setback. Apparently, he ate too many Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and had to be rushed to the hospital. His fans became alarmed when he posted a photo from the ambulance. I know this is shocking news. How could he eat so many bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos? You'd think a rapper who named himself after Xanax and has multiple face tattoos would exercise better judgement.
"I went to the hospital today, getting ready to pack for this tour," Xan explained in an Instagram video. "I just want everyone to know I was in the hospital not due to any drugs, but I guess I ate too many hot Cheetos. It ripped something in my stomach open, so I puked a little blood, so we good." (Contrary to what Mr. Xan says, if you puke up a little blood, don't assume you're "good." That is not normal.)
Believe it or not, Lil' Xan isn't the first person to suffer a health issue after eating too many Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Last July, a Tennessee mother told WREG that her 16-year-daughter had to get her gall bladder removed after eating too many fiery snacks.
"When my daughter had to have this surgery, I knew I had to tell everybody about it," said the mother. She claims her daughter ate about four bags of hot snacks a week. "She loves them. Every time I go out she says, 'Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some Hot Chips.' I want to maker her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her."
Yes, this doesn't just pertain just to Cheetos, but all brands of hot snacks. Dr. Cary Cavender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, told WREG that eating them probably contributed to the teenager's gall bladder removal. "We do see tons of gastritis and ulcer-related stuff due to it," said Dr. Cavender. "We probably see around 100 kids a month, easily."
Frito-Lay, the company that makes Cheetos, claims their products meet all rigorous safety and quality standards. Translation: Eat your "flamin' hot" chips with moderation, kids. Or, if you're sensitive to spicy food, don't eat them at all.
In a follow-up video, Lil Xan revealed that was feeling healthy, sober and ready to go on tour. Maybe one day he'll drop the Xanax from his name, and go by Lil' Cheeto.