Lil Wayne is in stable condition and has been moved out of intensive care following a suspected drug overdose, according to a new report.
Lil Wayne is in stable condition and has been moved out of intensive care, according to a new report.
The ailing 30-year-old rapper, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures.
He was released shortly after but was found unconscious in his room by a bodyguard just hours later.
Wayne was subsequently reportedly admitted to ICU for 24-hour care last Wednesday, TMZ reports.
According to website, his condition has finally improved for the better and doctors have moved him out of ICU.
A source tells the website Wayne is now staying in a “regular room” and his condition is stable.
He is suspected of overdosing on prescription drug codeine following a “Sizzurp binge”.
The concoction, also known as Purple Drank, includes prescription-strength cough syrup as its primary ingredient.
According to the website, his stomach was pumped at least three times before he began experiencing a series of “severe and violent seizures”.
TMZ reports Wayne is now walking and waiting on his own and has employed a team of bodyguards to watch over him.
A source tells the website he could be discharged in the “near future”.
Well wishes have meanwhile poured in for the star, with many celebrities paying Wayne visits.
Nicki Minaj and Drake are among the stars who are said to have visited the musician’s bedside.
Amidst conflicting reports about his health last Friday, Wayne took to Twitter to rubbish reports he was near-death.
“I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love (sic),” he wrote.
The health scare is not Wayne’s first.
He suffered two seizures during a flight last October. He later revealed he was prescribed medication by his doctor to treat the condition.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Monday, 18. March 2013