By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rapper Lil Wayne has had an intense week health wise, as Weezy reportedly suffered from multiple seizures last week, and has been in the hospital ever since. Things got controversial after TMZ claimed that the rapper was on his death-bed and in a medically induced coma, yet close friends and family members slammed the report and claimed that he was recovering and not near death. Specifically, Young Money President Mack Maine said that despite the reports from TMZ, Lil Wayne was not in a coma and not relying on tubes to breath. While fans were confused as to which reports to believe, a tweet from Lil Wayne’s account vaguely suggested he was doing fine.
As we recently reported, it’s been speculated by those close to the rapper that he could be released from the hospital any day now. And according to Mack Maine, the rapper was released on Monday. He took to his Twitter account to make the announcement and thank the hospital’s staff for their help:
“Thanks to Cedar Sinai for everything!!! @LilTunechi has been officially been released and is headed home….God is great”
Reports suggest Lil Wayne’s multiple seizures are a result of his syrup drinking habits, but Birdman says that he’s having seizures because he’s working himself too hard. He tells Angie Martinez of Hot 97:
“He had a seizure, Tuesday night. We really been in the hospital since Tuesday and you know all this stuff people saying, there’s no truth to it at all. He had a seizure and we went to the hospital and we been there ever since. He’s doing much better and he’s in great shape right now. … He never left [the hospital], he never left, first of all. He never left and came back. We’ve been in here since Tuesday. To me, honestly, [the seizure’s] just [from] his work ethics. Just how he put in and how he believe in and how hard he work and how much dedication he give to music and to his fans and what he’s trying to accomplish in life. It had nothing to do with drugs. No such thing as that, to me, he just works around the clock. He’s a hard grinder for this music. But it wasn’t nothing about no drugs.”