Usher to SXSW Crowd: Send "Positive Energy" to Lil Wayne!

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The severity of what happened is in dispute, but fans and friends of Lil Wayne are banding together after the rapper's medical scare on Friday.

Usher, who made a surprise appearance during indie rock group the Afghan Whigs' concert at SXSW, asked the crowd to keep Weezy in their thoughts.

"I don't mean to bring everybody down, but right now I think I want to just ask something of you guys," the R&B singer began at the Austin, Tex., event.

"One of my fellow artists, good friend, Lil Wayne is going through a real hard time right now, y'all. And I just want to send a lot of positive attitude about his state."

"And a lot of positive energy out there right now. Can you guys make some noise for Lil Wayne one time? You know it's ultimately about positive energy."

"You believe in that? So one time make some noise!"

Lil Wayne was in critical condition on Friday after suffering multiple seizures. TMZ reported that he was in an induced coma and being read his last rites.

Soon enough, though, he appeared to bounce back, with his camp saying he was never near death and that the celebrity news site had it all wrong.

Weezy did allegedly OD on sizzurp, however.

"Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game... thanks for the prayers and concern... he will update you all soon. #love," tweeted Mack Maine.

Mack added, "We will be releasing an official statement shortly but don't believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe... that's false!!"

T.I. also put TMZ on blast following its report.

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