UPDATE 3/18/2013 5:25PM EST
Lil Wayne has finally been moved out of the intensive care unit after doctors determined his condition has stabilized.
Sources close to the rapper tell us … Wayne has been moved into a “regular room” at the hospital and no longer needs intense, round-the-clock treatment after a suspected codeine overdose last week.
We broke the story … doctors pumped Wayne’s stomach at least 3 times after the rapper began experiencing severe and violent seizures. He had been in the ICU since Wednesday.
Now, we’re told the 30-year-old has been walking around the hospital floor on his own — accompanied by a team of bodyguards.
We’re told he’s also eating on his own … and could even be discharged from the hospital in the near future.
This story is developing.
UPDATE 3/18/13 5:00PM EST
Birdman just called into Angie Martinez to clear up some of the rumors regarding Lil Wayne‘s condition.
On the reason he suffered from seizures, Birdman said:
“It didn’t have nothing to do with drugs, “Birdman tells Angie. No such thing like that. To me, it’s how he works. He works around the clock, he’s just a hard grinder for this music. But it wasn’t nothing about no drugs. He just needs to get some rest and relax. He’ll be back normal like anybody else.”
Props to Miss Info for the full interview. Take a listen below:
UPDATE 3/18/13 2:30PM EST
TMZ reports Lil Wayne is still in critical condition as it becomes his sixth day in the Intensive Care Unit at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Lil Wayne is still in rough shape … and remains in the intensive care unit at an L.A. hospital 6 days after being admitted for seizures stemming from a suspected drug overdose … TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us … Wayne’s condition has not improved enough to be moved out of the ICU … and he continues to be monitored very closely by staff at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital.
We know Wayne has been surrounded by friends and family since he was admitted to the ICU this past Wednesday … and we’re told the mood around Wayne’s bedside has been very serious.
UPDATE 3/16/13 11:40 EST
Co-founder of Cash Money Ron “Slim” Williams called into Seattle’s Eric Powers & Karen Wild to give an update on Wayne’s condition. He stated him to be doing fine and looking for a possible release later today. He says he was at Lil’ Wayne’s side yesterday in the hospital.
Check out the interview below:
UPDATE 3/15/13 10:31 EST
The LA Weekly is reporting that they spoke to someone in Wayne’s entourage, who was quoted as saying that
… that the coma story comprised “lies.” She said, “He’s sitting up, drinking water.”
UPDATE 3/15/13 9:34 EST
Lil Wayne tweets as TMZ updates their story.
Meanwhile TMZ reports
6:30 PM PT — Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU … but stabilizing.
We’re told the prognosis is uncertain.
Wayne is sleeping right now … which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he’s OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.
UPDATE 3/15/13 9:19 EST
UPDATE 3/15/13 9:11 EST
TMZ publishes photos of concerned YMCMB members outside the hospital as Mack Maine says Lil Wayne will tweet to kill the rumors.
UPDATE 3/15/13 9:06 EST
TMZ removes report that Lil Wayne was read his last rites, but still says they are waiting for Lil Wayne’s mother to arrive to make any decision to discontinue life support.
UPDATE 3/15/13 9:02 EST
UPDATE 3/15/13 8:50 EST
UPDATE 3/15/13 8:38 EST
Meanwhile we continue to get conflicting reports as TMZ reports
Wayne’s mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles — and we’re told all major decisions about Wayne’s health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.
Which totally conflicts what Birdman and Mack Maine are saying. They just posted:
“We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!”
UPDATE 3/15/13 8:33 EST
UPDATE 3/15/13 8:23PM EST
According to TMZ Lil Wayne is being his last rites with his family surrounding him to say their goodbyes.
Lil Wayne was hit by some serious seizures this week. TMZ has just learned that he had suffered another seizure and he is now in critical condition. They report,
Lil Wayne is in ICU in critical condition after suffering yet another seizure, and we’re told it doesn’t look good … TMZ has learned.
We broke the story … the 30-year-old rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures. He was released Wednesday but just hours later one of his bodyguards found him in his room, on the floor and unconscious.
Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize. He was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.
We’re told Wayne is currently “unstable,” and has been placed in an induced coma. He is breathing through tubes.
We’re told several people are at Wayne’s bedside crying, and a number of rap artists and family members are on the way. Sources say the scene is violent as Wayne shakes uncontrollably.
Sources say there’s evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.
We’re told Wanye’s stomach was pumped 3 times to flush the drugs from his system.
We hope Wayne is ok. This story is developing…