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Drake Pays A Visit To Lil Wayne Recovering In Hospital
Drake and other friends of Lil Wayne have been showing up to Cedars-Sinai Hospital where the rapper is recovering from a series of seizures he had this week.
Drake, who has been mentored by the New Orleans rapper, kept his head down as he left the hospital around 8:50 pm last night. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and his wife Jada also stopped by to visit Wayne, according to TMZ. A row of Black Escalades that were escorting Wayne's family and crew waited outside Cedars-Sinai.
It's been tough to figure out exactly what it is going on with Lil Wayne. Last night TMZ's initial report made it sound as though the 30-year-old rapper was on his death bed, saying that he was being given his last rites. The site reported that he was suffering from seizures after going on a Sizzurp binge and that his stomach had to be pumped of the drug three times. But people close to Lil Wayne and his label insisted that he was fine and that TMZ was exaggerating how serious his condition was. Lil Wayne (or someone close to him) tweeted out that he was "good."
There is speculation that Wayne's addiction to syrup is the cause of his current health woes, though he has said that he kicked the habit when he went to jail 2010, according to The Daily Beast. (Here's a primer on Sizzurp/Purple Drank/Lean.)
In the meantime, friends and fans have been showing their support for him. Entertainment Weekly reports that last night Usher told a crowd at SXSW: “Lil Wayne’s going through a really hard time right now. Make some noise for Lil Wayne!"