Lil Wayne in Critical Condition After More Seizures
UPDATE 1030pm ET: Lil Wayne's publicist, Kia Selby, strongly denies reports that the rapper was in a medically induced coma, and says he is "doing well."
UPDATE: According to family and friends of Lil Wayne, TMZ got it wrong this time. They say he is getting better.
TMZ's latest update says he is still in critical condition and the prognosis is uncertain, however, family and friends have taken to Twitter to refute those claims. And oddly enough, although the hospital claimed the rapper was sleeping right now, he just tweeted that he is doing okay.
I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
Lil Wayne is in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angles after suffering another seizure.
The 30-year-old rapper has been placed in an induced coma and is breathing through tubes, according to TMZ. They say his mother is currently on a plane on her way to L.A. and all major decisions about his health, including whether or not life support will be continued, will not be made until her arrival.
Wayne was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night when he suffered seizures while filming a music video for Nicki Minaj's new single, High School. He was released early Wednesday morning, but was found in his room hours later on the floor unconscious by one of his bodyguards.
He was rushed to the hospital again and taken to ICU where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.
Sources say Wayne went on a sizzurp (a mixture of Promethazine w/Codeine, soda and Jolly Ranchers candy) binge after being released from the hospital on Wednesday, and doctors pumped his stomach three times after finding high amounts of codeine in his system.
This isn't the first time the rapper has had seizures. In October, he had two on separate plane trips. He told MTV in November that doctors had put him on seizure medication and told him to drink four bottles of water a day. "I ain't drinking four water bottles," he said at the time, "but everything's good."