Lil Wayne in 'Critical Condition' With More Seizures After 'Near Death' Reports Set Off Firestorm

Lil Wayne Super Bowl 2013Lil Wayne is said to be critical but stable after another round of severe seizures. After a scary Friday night in a Los Angeles hospital, the 30-year-old rapper is recovering and his mom has apparently flown in to be by his side.

But his camp claims that reports he was near death and about to get his last rites were wildly exaggerated. His friends had some, how you say, choice words for TMZ, the website that broke the dire news late Friday.

But before we let you in on what was said (over Twitter -- where else?), here's what happa. The troubled singer was hospitalized Tuesday after having multiple seizures and then released on Wednesday. But only hours later, another bout of uncontrollable seizures had overcome him and he rushed to the ER again.

When TMZ's "last rites" story appeared Friday night, online hysteria over Lil Wayne's supposed imminent death ran amok. Enter his peeps. Warning: four-letter words ahead!

Friend and rapper Mack Maine tweeted several statements about what was going on last night:

Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon.

We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe...that's false!!

@TMZ and definitely don't try to kill a man before his from the bottom of my soul and on behalf of my fam......FUCK YOU

That last bit has since been hidden and now his feed says simply:


Ummmm, okay then. No mincing what's meant there! In the middle of the diatribe, Lil Wayne tweeted: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love." And TMZ took down the "last rites" story and amended it to say that the rap star was in extremely critical condition in the ICU and was even in an induced coma for a while as doctors tried to stabilize him. The details being reported are pretty shocking -- about a whole lot of codeine being in his system, stomach pumpings, a steady stream of visitors to the hospital ... You get the picture.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne's crew have continued to downplay the whole thing, over Twitter mostly, though his rep did tell Us Weekly that "Wayne is doing well. We appreciate your concern."

So what's the truth here? Probably somewhere in between, as it usually is, and by the time this story publishes, it will probably be something different. What I don't get is, if Wayne is in critical condition, why hide it? Why try to make like he's just fine and this is just a minor hiccup? I understand being ultra upset about a gossip site reporting someone you love is close to death when he isn't, but why report the exact opposite and act like nothing's wrong?

Also, let's remember that this is a rap star we're talking about, not a president. I understand why reps stay mum on the health of world leaders until they've got solid answers. Stuff like that can cause uprisings and stock market crashes and mass societal shifts. But Lil Wayne's health problems? Sure, they're terribly heartbreaking and sad and worrying -- but they mainly affect him, his family, his friends, and his fans. They're not likely to cause a major sea change.

So let's all calm down, shall we, and just say our prayers that the singer continues to get better and gets this thing, whatever it is, under control. Our hearts are with you, Lil Wayne.

Do think the outrage over the Lil Wayne report was justified? Do you care?

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Nycti... Nyctimene

I like his music but I don't really care because I do believe he was drinking/drinking this 'sizzurp' medicated drink that's very popular in the Hollywood rap community and was basically asking for something like this to happen. He's had very serious seizures before and should be eating and living healthy but instead he's still binge drinking, doing drugs, etc. What does he (or anyone) really expect will happen?

Wileen Byroads

Tell him it is OK!  Just take somemore drugs!  I'm so sick of hearimng about the movie stars and their drinking and drugs. I can't feel sorry for any of them. They know what can happen and they do it anyway??????????????????????????????????????????

Zangr... Zangrilli

The two people who have posted before me are beyond ignorant, as they don't understand the first thing about addiction, which is a disease.  If he does, in fact, have an addiction, he needs help, not dolts on some website without the slightest clue about addciction giving advice.

pitbu... pitbullmama

I'm not a big fan, but I think a lot of people are judging him and don't really understand seizures and epilepsy, or addiction like zangrilli said. I agree he needs to take better care of himself but I've seen a lot of people blaming him for using drugs but it's way more complex than that.

momav... momavanessa

Just love all those excuses for him!!! eye rolling

lisan... lisannamarie

I think he needs to lay off the drugs. He's an idiot.

Baila Banson

Doctors say that the 11-year-old stepson of R & B singer Usher is in critical condition after he was hit by jet skis while swimming.Watch it: a nice day

Connie Wooden-Uselton

lawsuit against tmz. celebrity or not u are still human

Nycti... Nyctimene

Who says he has an addiction? Before you start calling people ignorant Zangi you better be able to back up your facts with proof. As far as anyone is concerned, he does what he does drug wise because it's fun and a way to relax. And if you have a serious health issue, doing illegal and questionable drugs (like this sizzurp thing) is pretty damn stupid. 

nonmember avatar Nija

If people do not know what they're all talking about they need to shut up Only little Wayne know what's going on with his body Number one Little Wayne Keep on doing what you doing What you Doing That's your business no one else's

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