By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
If you’ve been keeping up with the Hip Hop news as of late, then you already know that Lil Wayne is back in the hospital after reportedly having more seizures. However, the rapper’s health became a big controversy after TMZ reported that the rapper was on his death-bed and that his mother was on the way to make the hard choice on whether to let him go or not. The website ended up getting slammed by Lil Wayne’s close friends and family. The president of Young Money, Mack Maine, blasted the website because he claims that they got the story all wrong and Lil Wayne was not in a coma or dying at all. Mack Maine even claimed he was watching a basketball game with Weezy and that he was doing fine and recovering from the seizures. A spokesperson for the rapper did confirm that he did have seizures, but denied that he was in a medically induced coma like TMZ reported on Friday.
The whole situation has a lot of people questioning if Lil Wayne’s seizures might be a result of his “syrup” usage and TMZ made the speculation even worst when the website claimed that doctors had found large amounts of codeine in the rapper’s system and had to pump it all out to save his life. It also didn’t help that the label’s spokesperson did not deny that he had been drinking syrup prior to the seizures yet they strongly denied that he was in a medically induced coma.
Then of course there’s the fact that Lil Wayne had multiple seizures late last year while he was on a plane.
Interestingly enough, a source tells US Magazine that the seizures are a result of Lil Wayne’s dangerous syrup drinking habits and they believe the rapper needs to get help immediately:
“TMZ was so off base. Wayne is fine. He drank too much sizzurp to get a better high. He needs rehab but he’s not close to death or anything. He’s fine and just coming down off the high.”