Lil Wayne reportedly released from hospital

Friend and fellow rapper Mack Maine says the rapper is recovering


Prachi Gupta
March 19, 2013 7:22PM (UTC)

After spending nearly a week in the Intensive Care Unit of Cedar-Sinai Hospital, a source close to rapper Lil Wayne says he has been released and is in recovery at home.

Sources told the AP that the rapper was treated for seizures, a condition for which he has been hospitalized in the past. TMZ speculated that the recent episode was induced by a drug overdose, and reported that his condition was so critical that the rapper's mother was called upon to make life support decisions.

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However, Lil Wayne's friend and collaborator Mack Maine tweeted to followers late Monday night:

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A source verified Lil Wayne's release to TMZ as well; the outlet reported that "Wayne is feeling weak but he's a lot better. He plans on laying low until he makes a full recovery."


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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