Lil Wayne discharged from hospital after seizures Rapper tweets his thanks to fans for their support, saying he is 'feeling a lot better
'Thk u all for ur love and prayers' … Lil Wayne. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
After six days in hospital following his seizures last week, Lil Wayne has reportedly returned home. The rapper said he is "feeling a lot better", watching TV and laughing till he cries.
"Watching [the TV show] Highly Questionable on ESPN2 & [co-host] Papi got me kry'n laughing in dis [bitch]," Wayne tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "Again thk u all for ur love and prayers. It was truly felt … pause."
Until Monday, Wayne was receiving treatment at Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospital following a series of unexplained seizures. TMZ went so far as to report he had received last rites, though the site later deleted that part of its story.
In an interview with radio station Hot 97, Wayne's mentor, Birdman, dismissed claims his "son" had suffered a reaction to a codeine-laced cough medicine, known as "sizzurp". "It had nothing to do with drugs," Birdman said. "Honestly, it's [Weezy's] work ethic. How hard he works. How much dedication he gives to his music and his fans … [Wayne] just needs to get some rest and relax. He'll be back, normal, like everyone else."
Fans haven't seen Wayne since his seizures, but a new video shows the rapper just days – or maybe hours – before his crisis. The star had come to LA to appear in Nicki Minaj's new music video, and newly released behind-the-scenes footage has Wayne in high spirits, mocking and joking with Minaj. After Minaj reminds him he has to focus for the cameras, Wayne replies: "You don't have to tell me. This is my dream."