Lil Wayne Touched By Soldier’s War Story

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December 23, 2012 | 9:31am EST

Lil Wayne has publicly thanked a 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 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 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).”