Lil Wayne has publicly thanked an American solider who credited the rapper's music with saving his life during a near-death experience in Afghanistan.
Lander Chappell, a Private First Class in the American Army, opened up about a horrifying incident in the war zone when he lost a leg in a roadside bomb attack and revealed singing Lil Wayne's track "Tie My Hands" helped him through the ordeal as he waited for rescue.
The hip-hop star has now acknowledged Chappell's story and thanked him for speaking out.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, Lil Wayne writes, "PFC Lander Chappell, I've always known that my musik (sic) could change lives but I never knew it could save em (sic) as well. Thank u (sic)."