Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Send Rapper Lil Xan to Hospital

  • Rapper Lil Xan says he puked blood after eating too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
  • Lil Xan went to the hospital after the incident, and warned fans against eating too much of the snack.
  • An ER doc says the Cheetos could produce health problems, because spicy foods could irritate your stomach lining.

    It’s obvious that eating too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos isn’t great for your health, but you probably wouldn’t think the snack could send you to the hospital — until now. In today’s WTF health news, rapper Lil Xan revealed he went to the hospital after puking blood from eating too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

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    “I just want to let everyone know I was in the hospital today, not due to any drugs.” he said in the video posted on Instagram. “I guess I ate too many hot Cheetos and it ripped something in my stomach open, so I puked a little blood.”

    That sounds absolutely horrifying, but it appears that Lil Xan is faring well.

    “We good,” he says, before promoting an upcoming concert in New York. Still, the rapper warns fans to be careful about eating too many of the cheesy snacks.

    “Also be careful, Hot Cheetos are one hell of a drug aha,” he wrote in the post.

    Can Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Really Land You in the Hospital?

    According to Dr. Robert Glatter, emergency room physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos can cause excess gastric acid in your body. This would trigger nausea and vomitting, which may explain Lil Xan’s experience.

    “It’s possible to develop erosions or bleeding in the stomach lining if enough acid is produced in the setting of eating excessive amounts of the spicy snack,” he explains to MensHealth.com. In addition, eating too much of the junk food can inflame stomach lining and cause abdominal pain and a burning sensation, he says.

    However, there is a chance the red coloring of the snack could be mistaken for blood.

    “The peppers contained in the spicy mixture can lead to the false appearance of blood in the stool or in vomited contents,” Glatter says. “Peppers, beets, radishes, turnips, red meat, and melon are among the common foods known to produce false positives when stool is checked for blood using fecal occult blood testing.”

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    Still, there are plenty of other horror stories about eating spicy food. Take the 47-year-old man who developed a hole in his esophagus after eating a ghost pepper, which is twice the spice strength of a habanero pepper.

    It’s safe to say that eating spicy foods doesn’t come without risk. Guys, you may want to heed Lil Xan’s warning and eat those Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in moderation, particularly if you have acid reflux disease.

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