Lil Wayne Reportedly Hospitalized for Multiple Seizures & Cancels Las Vegas Gig
Lil Wayne has reportedly suffered from several seizures on Sunday in Chicago, according to a new report by TMZ. sources tell TMZ that Wayne was found “unconscious in his hotel room” at the Westin on Michigan Avenue after suffering from one seizure.
The 34-year-old rapper, who has epilepsy, missed a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday night after enduring a number of fits
When he was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he suffered from another seizure. His team made attempts to get him discharged Sunday afternoon so he could make his club appearance at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas. However, doctors advised against it, noting that he should stay on the ground for a few days, TMZ reports.
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“Lil Wayne and the entire Young Money / Maverick team are valued partners and members of the Drai’s LIVE family,” the show’s promoters explained in a social media post. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.”
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, has had a string of well-publicised health setbacks in recent years. Wayne has battled with epilepsy and his ongoing seizures throughout his life. In the last year, there have been instances where he had to cancel performances because of seizures. There was even one severe case when his private jet had to make emergency landings because of mid-air seizures.
He was hospitalized in June 2016 after suffering what was described at the time as two minor seizures just days prior to his planned appearance at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. And in 2013, lil Wayne spent time in an intensive care unit. “The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though,” he said at the time.
The cause has been traced back to his supposed lean abuse, a drug cocktail that he’s been consuming for the majority of his career.