Lil Xan ‘leaves psychiatric ward and heads for rehab’

Lil Xan ‘leaves psychiatric ward and heads for rehab’… months after talking about his struggles with anti-anxiety pills

  • The rapper is reportedly headed to rehab after several days in a psychiatric ward
  • He checked in to the hospital voluntary before apparently being ’51/50’d’
  • 51/50 is a slang term that refers to a California law about holding a patient
  • That is with or without their consent, if they prove to be a danger to themselves
  • The 25-year-old star reportedly spent three days in the ward, said TMZ
  • He moved on to a different part of the facility focused on mental health
  • Lil Xan spoke about his addiction to the anti-anxiety medication Xanax last year
  • He said at the time, ‘I looked at the mirror and I’m, like, it was just that moment you know, like, if I keep doing this, I’m gonna die soon’

Lil Xan is headed for rehab after spending several days in a psychiatric ward, according to TMZ.

The rapper, 25, reportedly checked in to a hospital for ‘a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration and depression from things he was seeing online.’

While he voluntarily checked himself in, the hospital apparently ’51/50’d’ the star – a slang term referring to a California law whereby a hospital can keep a patient under observation against their will if they display a danger to themselves or others.

Out of the psychiatric ward: Lil Xan is headed for rehab after spending several days in a psychiatric ward, according to TMZ (pictured 2021)

The outlet reported that the Betrayed rapper, whose birth name is Nicholas Diego Leanos, ‘felt like he needed a break’ when he checked himself in to the hospital.

Lil Xan took to social media last Wednesday to give his followers an update on how he was feeling with a photo that appeared to be taken from his hospital bed.

‘Didn’t want to let people know how it was affecting my mental health but I feel I should,’ he wrote in white lettering over the photo. ‘Been in the hospital on a 51/50. Please stop speaking about me if you don’t know me I’m a human being just like you.’

The California native reportedly spent three days in the psychiatric ward before moving to a different part of the facility that focuses on mental health.

Mix of issues: The rapper, 25, reportedly checked in to a hospital for 'a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration and depression from things he was seeing online' (pictured 2019)

Mix of issues: The rapper, 25, reportedly checked in to a hospital for ‘a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration and depression from things he was seeing online’ (pictured 2019)

Short stint: The California native reportedly spent three days in the psychiatric ward before moving to a different part of the facility that focuses on mental health

Short stint: The California native reportedly spent three days in the psychiatric ward before moving to a different part of the facility that focuses on mental health

Lil Xan’s stint in the facility started just a day before his new song Rebound, featuring $teven Cannon and Kinfolk John, was released.

The Live or Die rapper spoke candidly about his experience taking the anti-anxeity medication Xanax and the brutal withdrawals that came after in a 60 Minutes+ interview from August.

Xan chatted with reporter Seth Doane as he opened up about his use of Xanax which is part of a group of anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines AKA benzos. Other brand names include Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan.

The rapper said that he began to realize that his benzos use was morphing in to an addiction so he needed to stop.

Xan explained: ‘I looked at the mirror and I’m, like, it was just that moment you know, like, if I keep doing this, I’m gonna die soon.

Candid: Lil Xan talked openly about his struggles with anti-anxiety drugs, namely Xanax, which is stage name comes from

Candid: Lil Xan talked openly about his struggles with anti-anxiety drugs, namely Xanax, which is stage name comes from

'It'll jump out at the-- the weirdest points in life': Xan began taking them when he was 18 as he treated his 'intense anxiety' and was prescribed half a milligram of benzo

‘It’ll jump out at the– the weirdest points in life’: Xan began taking them when he was 18 as he treated his ‘intense anxiety’ and was prescribed half a milligram of benzo

‘So I just quit, cold turkey. And I actually ended up having a few seizures. And I landed in the hospital.’

Xan began taking them when he was 18 as he treated his ‘intense anxiety’ and was prescribed half a milligram of benzo.

He said: ‘It’ll jump out at the– the weirdest points in life.

‘I can do a show for thousands of people and I won’t have a drop of anxiety. But the minute I’m in, like, a closed environment, it could just be the most random thing will just set me off.’

Xan – who said he would get the drugs from ‘dealers on the street’ – built a tolerance for Ativan but switched over to Xanax and ramped up his consumption as he estimated that he was taking 12 two milligrams to 14 two milligrams a day.

He said: 'I can do a show for thousands of people and I won't have a drop of anxiety.  But the minute I'm in, like, a closed environment, it could just be the most random thing will just set me off'

He said: ‘I can do a show for thousands of people and I won’t have a drop of anxiety. But the minute I’m in, like, a closed environment, it could just be the most random thing will just set me off’

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