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Lil Wayne Is "Recovering"

TMZ reported that he was near death following a seizure, but his publicist tells BuzzFeed that "he's doing well now."

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TMZ reported on Friday evening that Lil Wayne was in critical condition following a seizure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

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Lil Wayne was hospitalized on Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures, but was released on Wednesday. According to TMZ, he suffered another seizure shortly after being released and was rushed back to the hospital, where he has been ever since. TMZ reports that "doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system" and say that his stomach has been pumped three times.


Cedars-Sinai declined to comment when BuzzFeed reached out.


UPDATE 9:52 P.M.: Lil Wayne's publicist tells BuzzFeed, "Wayne is doing well now. He is recovering and appreciates everyone's concern."

UPDATE 10:05 P.M.: An anonymous source close to Lil Wayne has told the Associated Press that the rapper did suffer a seizure tonight.

According to the A.P., the source asked to be anonymous "because of the sensitivity of the matter."

UPDATE 10:08 P.M.: L.A. Weekly is reporting that a member of Wayne's entourage says he is sitting up and drinking water.

The source also says TMZ's claim that he was in a coma was "lies."