UPDATE: Lil Wayne Is “Headed Home,” Released From Hospital
After suffering seizures that landed Lil Wayne in the Intensive Care Unit, the embattled rapper’s condition has been stabilized, and according to his label head, Mack Maine, he “has been officially been released.”
According to a recent TMZ article Wayne was moved to a “regular room” at the hospital. But Mack Maine updated the information with Wayne’s homecoming news.
“Thanks to Cedar Sinai for everything!!!” he tweeted. “@LilTunechi has been officially been released and is headed home….God is great.”
On Monday (March 18), Baby expressed his confidence that Wayne would be coming home soon.
“He’ll probably come home today or tomorrow because he’s doing real good,” Baby said, during a radio interview. “We are waiting on the call.”
Baby also offered some information about the backstory.
“He had a seizure Tuesday night,” Baby said. “He had a seizure and we brought him to the hospital and we been here ever since.”
Early reports from TMZ claimed that rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles this past Tuesday (March 12) for seizures and released Wednesday only to return again.
Baby insisted that the reporting was faulty concerning his stay.
“He never left and came back,” Baby said. “He was in since Tuesday.”
Both sides issued reports or dispatches that left fans confused. Mack Maine claimed they were watching the game while TMZ insisted Wayne was resting and recovering. A message from Lil Wayne’s Twitter account intended to reassure his fans but instead created more confusion.
With plenty of speculation in the air about Wayne’s use of sizzurp (a codeine drink blend), Baby said drugs were not the cause of his seizures.
“Honestly, it’s his work ethic,” he said. “How hard he works and how much dedication he gives his music and fans and what he’s trying to accomplish in life. Had nothing to do with drugs.”
While the recent reports seem to be looking up for Lil Wayne, TMZ was criticized for reporting that Wayne was being read his last rites and removing the post without notice or explanation.
“They freaked the world out with that,” Baby said. “TMZ, I don’t do the blog thing [but] we got family and kids. When you are putting out false rumors like that you can damage families like that or have them feared. Besides that, he is in great health and will be home soon.”
If Maine’s Tweet and following reports are to be trusted, Wayne’s time has come.