Lil Wayne in hospital but not ‘critical’

2013-03-16 09:04

Los Angeles – Record executives dismissed a report that Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne was in critical condition in hospital after a string of seizures.

Amid conflicting information following the report yesterday by celebrity news website TMZ, a tweet from the hip hop star declared: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”

Mack Maine, the head of the Young Money record label to which Lil Wayne is signed, tweeted: “Dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe ... that’s false!!”

Birdman, a rapper and co-founder of Cash Money Records to which Lil Wayne is also signed, tweeted: “My son is in good spirit..feelin much home soon.”

According to TMZ, Lil Wayne (30) was rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after suffering multiple seizures.

He left the following day but was re-admitted hours later, and his condition had not stabilised.

In an update a couple of hours after its initial report, TMZ said the singer was still in critical condition but stabilising, adding that his prognosis was “uncertain.”

It said his mother was flying to Los Angeles, and that any decisions about his treatment, including on whether to stop life support, would not be made until she arrived.

Publicists for the rapper and his record labels did not respond to requests for comment on the report.

In October the star, who won four Grammy awards in 2008 including best rap song and best rap album, reportedly suffered a number of seizures while on his private jet.

Last September Lil Wayne celebrated his 30th birthday by overtaking Elvis Presley for the number of times he’s been on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart, his 109th time as a featured artist on Celebration by West Coast rapper Game.

At the 2008 Grammys he won best rap album for The Carter III, best rap song for Lollipop, best rap performance Swagga like us with Kanye West and Jay Z, and best rap solo performance A Milli.

Lil Wayne, who counts President Barack Obama among his fans, has been rapping since the age of eight. He has made 10 studio albums – and served time in a New York jail in 2010 for unlawful possession of a firearm.

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