Lil Wayne in ICU After Seizures

TMZ has him in critical condition; rapper's camp says he's recovering

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 16, 2013 5:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lil Wayne is in the hospital after two separate bouts of seizures, but just how serious it is remains in dispute. TMZ has him in critical condition in the ICU at Cedars Senai in Los Angeles, with his condition stabilizing but his very survival uncertain. A tweet last night from the rapper's official feed, however, reads, "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love." (TMZ is skeptical he sent it himself.) His official reps will confirm only that he is "recovering," reports AP.

According to TMZ's account, Lil Wayne went to the hospital on Tuesday with seizures and was released the next day. A bodyguard found him unconscious about an hour later, and by the time he got back to the hospital, the 30-year-old rapper had to be restrained on a bed because he was shaking uncontrollably. The site says he had gone on a sizzurp binge, and the Hollywood Reporter has the details on the drink, which is a combination of prescription-strength cough syrup—for the codeine—and something like Mountain Dew and candy. Click for more.

Lil Wayne, seen on Feb. 1.
Lil Wayne, seen on Feb. 1.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, recording artist Lil Wayne speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New Orleans.
In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, recording artist Lil Wayne speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Lil Wayne performs at the Caesars Entertainment Escape To Total Rewards concert in Los Angeles.
In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Lil Wayne performs at the Caesars Entertainment "Escape To Total Rewards" concert in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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