Lil Wayne Reportedly In and Out of Hospital for Another Seizure
Rapper was hospitalized last night, sources tell TMZ
Lil Wayne has been hospitalized for another seizure, according to TMZ. Sources told the gossip website that Wayne’s bodyguards took him to L.A. hospital Cedars-Sinai late last night. The sources reportedly said Wayne only had one seizure and was cleared to leave the hospital this morning.
Wayne was hospitalized earlier this year for a series of seizures he said almost killed him. Wayne told a radio interviewer he’s an epileptic and has suffered from seizures for years. He also, it should be noted, criticized TMZ, which had initially reported then that he was being prepared for his last rites.
Earlier today, Wayne issued a statement acknowledging that one of his recent lyrics hurt the family of Emmett Till, whose lynching as a 14-year-old boy in ’50s Mississippi helped galvanize the civil rights movement. The nonprofit Mamie Till Mobley Foundation had been urging Mountain Dew to drop its sponsorship of the rapper over his crude reference to Till. The foundation hasn’t yet responded to an online request for comment on Wayne’s statement.