Young Rapper Sent to the Hospital After Overeating This Spicy Snack

Lil Xan, 22, told his millions of Instagram followers he was spitting up blood because of Flamin' Hot Cheetos

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A young rapper named Lil Xan (shown above left) recently had to visit the hospital for an unusual reason.

“I just want everybody to know I was in the hospital not due to any drugs,” the 22-year-old told his 5 million Instagram followers in a video this week.

“But I guess I ate too many Hot Cheetos. It ripped something in my stomach.”

The rapper said he was vomiting blood at one point, but that he’s “good” now.

Xan showed his hospital bracelet to fans and assured them that the hospital visit was minor, and it would not delay an upcoming music tour he has planned.

The tour kicks off in New York City this week.

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Xan, who is from Redlands, California, is best known for his 2017 breakout hit song “Betrayed.”

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have gained nationwide attention before Xan’s hospital visit for similar reasons. A Memphis mother in July went viral after she partly blamed the snack food for the need for her daughter’s gallbladder to be removed.

“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 make her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her,” said Rene Craighead, according to WREG.

She said her 17-year-old daughter constantly snacked on foods such as Flamin’ Hot Cheetos before she began complaining about stomach problems.

Related: Hot Cheetos to Blame for Teen’s Emergency Gallbladder Operation

Frito-Lay, which produces Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, put out a public statement earlier this year to address the negative effects that some are feeling from overeating its spicy snack food.

“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,” the company said.

“Kids who come into our clinic with abdominal pain, heartburn, maybe reflux, generally that’s become one of the first questions we ask them …”

Admissions to the hospital of people complaining about stomach problems from overeating spicy foods such as Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is a growing issue, according to WebMD.

“Kids who come into our clinic with abdominal pain, heartburn, maybe reflux, generally that’s become one of the first questions we ask them … Have they been eating hot chips?” Dr. Cary Cavender, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, told the medical site.

Le Bonheur reportedly sees about 100 patients a month who come in with stomach problems from overeating the spicy snack food.

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