And if TMZ is to be believed, Lil Wayne might be next. The website is reporting that the 30-year-old rapper is currently on his death bed following multiple seizures this week… allegedly due to an overdose of the street drug “sizzurp.”
Earlier this week, TMZ first reported that Lil Wayne was hospitalized on Tuesday after suffering a seizure. He was released on Wednesday but just a few hours later, one of his bodyguards found him unconscious on his room floor.
He was then rushed to the hospital again, but the doctors were however unable to stabilize him as he continued to shake uncontrollably.
Fast forward to today, and sources tell TMZ Lil Wayne is currently “unstable,” and has been placed in an induced coma, while breathing through tubes.
Even more shocking, sources are saying he went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system, and had to pump his stomach 3 times. WOW.
The worst news of all seems to be an implication that Wayne is currently brain dead, and his doctors are waiting for his mother to arrive to help make the decision to take him off life support. TMZ is even claiming that Lil Wayne is being read his last rites. WOOOOW. Very sad.
UPDATE – Those who are close to Lil Wayne are now denying he’s dying or even in a comma. Rapper Mack Maine tweeted: “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon.
#love.” Birdman also tweeted: “My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.YMCMB.”
So WTF is going on? Could TMZ have gotten this wrong? They are extremely reputable and were the first ones to report the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. I guess only time will tell.
UPDATE #2 – Did Lil Wayne just send out a tweet? The following was tweeted minutes ago from his official Twitter page: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.” The mystery continues…