Lil Wayne is recovering from his week-long medical scare in the luxury of an L.A. hotel. The 30-year-old rapper has been released from the hospital after suffering severe seizures.
Wayne’s publicist confirmed the good news of his release late Monday, March 18 to CNN. Mack Maine, the president of the rapper’s label, Young Money, also tweeted Monday, “[Lil Wayne] has officially been released and is headed home . . . God is great.”
But a source clarifies to Us Weekly that Wayne (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) headed straight to a L.A. hotel — rather than his private residence — with his crew instead following his release.
The “Got Money” rapper was first admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on March 12 to treat seizures. He was released the next day, but was readmitted shortly after. TMZ claimed that the situation was so dire that Wayne was being read his last rites Friday evening, but his rep denied the reports at the time, saying, “Wayne is doing well.”
An insider explained that Wayne was hospitalized because “he drank too much sizzurp to get a better high.” (Sizzurp is a narcotic concoction of prescription-strength cough syrup, sugary sodas and hard candies.) “He needs rehab but he’s not close to death or anything,” the source explained. “He’s fine and just coming down off the high.”
Wayne has yet to tweet to his fans since being released, but wrote from his hospital bed on March 15, “I’m good everybody. Thanks for the prayers and love.”
Lil Wayne is in the hospital after suffering multiple seizures, a source close to the rapper confirms.
But, according to his closest colleagues, his condition is nowhere near as dire as some stories would have it.
“Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love,” tweeted Young Money Entertainment president Mack Maine. He followed moments later with, “We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!”
“My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.YMCMB,” tweeted Birdman.
TMZ reported tonight that the 30-year-old Wayne was in a medically induced coma and not breathing on his own.
Wayne’s reps have remained mum on his actual condition, five months after shooting down reports that the hitmaker had suffered two seizures within as many days.
A spokesperson said in October that he was hospitalized to be treated for a severe migraine and dehydration.
Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Wayne is reported to be at the moment, would not divulge any patient information.
Wayne himself just tweeted: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
Lil Wayne is not only making rap history, he’s making rock `n roll history: the rapper has surpassed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Lil Wayne now has 109 songs on that chart with Thursday’s debut of Game’s song “Celebration,” where he is a guest alongside Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. Of his 109 charted songs, only 42 are led by Lil Wayne; 67 are songs where he is the featured act.
Presley totaled 108 songs on the Hot 100 since it launched in 1958. Presley’s career kicked off before that and several of his songs – like “Heartbreak Hotel” – could not be included in his total number.