Lil Wayne "Not Near Death" But Totally OD'd on Sizzurp, Source Says

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Everybody chill the bleep out.

That's the message coming from friends of Lil Wayne, whose fans feared the worst Friday amid reports that he was in critical condition and being read his last rites.

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While the rapper's camp has slammed speculation that he was near death - T.I. put TMZ on blast - peeps close to him do acknowledge that he has issues.

"TMZ was so off base. Wayne is fine," an insider dished. "He drank too much sizzurp to get a better high. He needs rehab but he's not close to death or anything."

"He's better now and just coming down off the high."

Sizzurp is a highly addictive, narcotic concoction of prescription-strength cough syrup, sugary sodas and hard candies, typically sipped out of Styrofoam cups.

Prescription-grade cough syrups contain codeine and promethazine, creating a euphoric, sleepy high for users, who often mix it with alcohol for maximum fade.

Wayne and other rappers have often described their love for sizzurp, but he may be playing with fire by using it, given his history of serious seizures.

Last rites or not, Lil Wayne was hospitalized last week twice after suffering seizures, a number of close associates rushing to his bedside in L.A.

His stomach was reportedly pumped three times Friday.

He may have bounced back from this episode faster than many observers anticipated, but it's a frightening pattern for someone just 30 years old.

Hopefully he lays off the sizzurp for awhile, for rizzle.

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Lil Wayne Biography

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Born
Birthplace
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Name
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.

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Lil Wayne: I don't do too many [drugs]. I just smoke weed and drink. But I'll never fuck with no more coke. It's not about the bad high; it's just about the acne: Cocaine makes your face break out. I'm a pretty boy.

The world is about to end in 2012… ’cause the Mayans made calendars, and they stop at 2012. I got encyclopedias on the bus. The world is about to end as we know it. You can see it already. A planet doesn't exist - there's no more Pluto. Planes are flying into buildings - and not just the Twin Towers. Mosquitos bite you and you die. And a black man and a woman are running for president.

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