The news rippled through the internet tonight that Lil Wayne, the most important rapper of his generation, was in critical condition and on life support after suffering several seizures, possibly brought on by codeine cough syrup. TMZ reports that Wayne is, right now, stabilizing at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and that “the prognosis is uncertain.” TMZ originally reported that Wayne had received last rites, but that part of their story was quickly removed.
About an hour ago, someone operating Lil Wayne’s Twitter wrote, “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.” But TMZ claims that Wayne is still asleep and that he couldn’t have sent the Tweet. He’s in the hospital after suffering multiple seizures tonight, and his stomach has been pumped after doctors found large amounts of codeine in his system. Family is at his bedside. One of Wayne’s doctors found him in his room unconscious earlier tonight, after he’d been released from the hospital after previous seizures.
At the moment, none of us know what’s happening, and everyone is hoping for the best.
UPDATE: Conflicting reports have been flying around since last night, but Wayne is apparently now in stable, improving condition.