If reports from TMZ are to be believed … Lil Wayne is currently in critical condition in the ICU after suffering another seizure, and according to “sources,” things aren’t looking too good.
An original version of their article stated that his family was saying their “last goodbyes” and he was being read his last rites. Those pieces of information have since been deleted.
However, a current version of the article states that Lil Wayne’s mother is currently on a plane to L.A. and all major decisions about his health — “including the decision to discontinue life support” — wouldn’t be made until she arrives.
The rest of TMZ’s article continues:
We broke the story … the 30-year-old rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures. He was released Wednesday but just hours later one of his bodyguards found him in his room, on the floor and unconscious.
Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize. He was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.
We’re told Wayne is currently “unstable,” and has been placed in an induced coma. He is breathing through tubes.
We’re told several people are at Wayne’s bedside crying, and a number of rap artists and family members are on the way. Sources say the scene is violent as Wayne shakes uncontrollably.
Sources say there’s evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system. We’re told Wanye’s stomach was pumped 3 times to flush the drugs from his system.
Immediately after TMZ broke their story, Lil Wayne’s name became a trending topic on Twitter, and the world was under the impression that we had lost another rapper to a drug overdose. But not so … say the people close to Lil Wayne, including the president of his Young Money record label Mack Maine and Cash Money CEO Birdman.
Mack Maine 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!!
@TMZ it’s certain shit you should not talk about or play with if u don’t kno what u talking bout….don’t deceive the fans or the people
@TMZ and definitely don’t try to kill a man before his time….so from the bottom of my soul and on behalf of my fam……FUCK YOU
So between TMZ’s story and Mack Maine’s version of the events … we’re not entirely sure who to believe. All we know for certain is that Lil Wayne is definitely in the hospital, and he might be in critical condition at the ICU … and at the ABSOLUTE VERY WORST, Lil Wayne could be dying.
For once … we just hope TMZ is wrong.
UPDATE #2: Lil Wayne (or someone from his camp) just tweeted:
I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
And, of course, TMZ has updated their story with this:
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.