Earlier this week, it was reported that Lil Wayne suffered multiple seizures Tuesday night after shooting the music video for “Tapout” in L.A. and was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital, and was hospitalized overnight then discharged from the L.A. hospital on Wednesday morning. At the time of the incident, sources close to Wayne said he is was recovering and is doing much better. Now, new reports are surfacing that Lil Wayne is in the ICU in critical condition after suffering yet another seizure.
As reported by TMZ, Lil Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize, and was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably. Soon after being placed in restraints, the rapper was placed in an induced coma, and he is breathing through tubes.
The publication is also reporting that it doesn’t look good for Lil Wayne as sources close to him say Tune is being prepared for his last rites, with his family surrounding him to say their goodbyes.
Also reported, Lil Wayne’s mother is currently on a plane flying to L.A. to make all decisions about Wayne’s health. “We’re told all major decisions about Wayne’s health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.”
Update: Although TMZ is reporting that Lil Wayne is in the ICU and being prepared for his last rites, Young Money President Mack Maine says TMZ’s reports are false as he tweeted:
Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love. We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!
Also to be noted: TMZ has removed from its report their claim that Lil Wayne is being prepared for his last rites.
Update 3: HLN anchor Richelle Carey tweeted an official statement from a Young Money publicist stating that Lil Wayne is recovering after suffering a seizure:
Lil Wayne tweets that he’s doing good, but TMZ says hospital sources say Wayne is sleeping:
6:30 PM PT — Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU … but stabilizing.
We’re told the prognosis is uncertain.
Wayne is sleeping right now … which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he’s OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.