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As we previously reported, legendary producer/rapper Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack last week. Luckily, he got to the hospital in time to be treated before his condition worsened.
Sermon called into Sway's Shade 45 show earlier today to describe what happened leading up to the heart attack.
"I was downstairs on Wednesday night (November 9) making this record. I was kind of excited because I hadn't made any beats in a while. So, I was kind of happy about that," Sermon said. "I went upstairs and sat on the sofa and I got two sharp pains in my left hand side. And I said, 'maybe I'm sitting wrong.' and I positioned myself differently on the sofa. Then i sat there watching tv and started getting heart palpitations like if you're working out, but I wasn't doing nothing. I stayed there until about 3 or 4 in the morning until I fell asleep. Then around 12 o'clock that afternoon I got the same pain in my left hand side. So, I said 'you know what? let me go to the emergency room.' I was planning to just come back home. When I got there, as soon as I hit the door, my whole left side cramped up on me and the heart palpitations started going really fast again and I started to get the pains again."
Sermon goes on to describe how when they took his blood pressure it was 200 over 190.
"If I didn't get there in time, I would've suffered a stroke first, then I really would've been in trouble," he said. "So when I got to the emergency room, they did all these tests and said that the heart attack was a mild one."
Sermon stressed that the wrong foods as well as drinking and smoking can really have a negative affect on your heart.
"The food that you eat, or if you're smoking and drinking that (your heart) gets affected quick," the 42-year old added.