Rap star Lil’ Scrappy — who’s worked with Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia and more — was hospitalized in Atlanta yesterday after suffering a nasty asthma attack … TMZ has learned.
Scrappy tells us … “I damn near died … if it weren’t for my driver, mom, and rap artist I would have been dead.”
The 28-year-old says he had been drinking pretty hard Monday night … and when he woke up Tuesday morning, he could barely breath and couldn’t talk — “I felt like I was dying.”
Fortunately, Scrappy’s people rushed him to Emory University Hospital … where he was treated and released. Scrappy says he now owns a “breathing machine” and tells us, “I will never leave anywhere without it again.”