Young Money CEO Lil Wayne had fans and family terrified this weekend, when he was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his room. The rapper had been admitted and released previously because of seizures. TMZ reported that he was on his death bed and a priest had been asked to read him his last rites. His family and friends rushed to his side and when the reports were found to be false, they also rushed to his defense. His longtime friend T.I. was one of the first people at his side along with his Cash Money family, Birdman, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more.
According to our Associates at EURweb:
*After TMZ damn near declared him dead enough to receive his last rites, Lil Wayne is still with the living. On top of that, he’s getting a constant stream of high profile visitors.
The Young Money MC who was hospitalized last week following a series of seizures, has been surrounded by friends and family since he was first re-admitted last Wednesday, March 13, — including Nicki Minaj, Drake and Birdman, the head of Young Money/Cash Money, reports Us magazine.
Weezy’s mentor, Birdman, was one of the first to stop by to give his well wishes to Weezy who he affectionately calls “my son.”
“My son is feelin Good. Will be home real soon,” he tweeted on Friday, March 15.
Also visiting: La Clippers star point guard Chris Paul and fellow Young Money MC, Drake.
Meanwhile, conflicting reports about Lil Wayne’s health condition have been circulating ever since the rapper was rushed to the hospital to be treated for severe seizures on Tuesday. He was released on Wednesday, but quickly readmitted after his bodyguards found him unconscious on the floor several hours later.
On Friday, as we alluded to at the beginning of this story, TMZ originally reported that the rapper was in a very bad way … that he was being read his last rites. But an inside source close refuted those reports as being wildly exaggerated.
“He drank too much sizzurp to get a better high,” the source explained to Us. “He needs rehab but he’s not close to death or anything. He’s fine and just coming down off the high.”
Sizzurp is a highly addictive, recreational drug that involves prescription-strength cough syrup, sugary sodas and hard candies, typically sipped out of Styrofoam cups.
We wish Wayne a full recovery. Our prayers are with him and his family. Drugs and alcohol are no joke. Hopefully this is another cautionary tale…