Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is sending shockwaves across the Internet today (October 26) after suffering from medical complications aboard a private jet in Texas hours ago.
Details of what reportedly went down Thursday (October 25) surfaced online early this morning.
Lil Wayne made an emergency landing in Texas after suffering seizure-like symptoms on a private jet … TMZ has learned. A source close to Weezy — real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. — tells us, right after the plane touched down … the rapper was transported to a local hospital to get treatment on Thursday afternoon. We’re told Wayne was at the hospital for several hours … he checked out around 6 PM local time. It’s unclear if doctors made an exact diagnosis — but we’re told Wayne is “doing better.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Weezy F. Baby spoke on suffering a nasty skateboarding injury.
Lil Wayne has always put his music first, but Weezy’s passion for his skateboard may come in a close second. Tunechi was pretty bummed when he learned he had to stay off the ramps for a week after injuring his shoulder in a skateboarding accident at his Miami home. “Unfortunately I was skating and I tried to do an ollie down one of my banks and I tailed out at the end of it,” Weezy said in a clip from DJ Scoob Doo‘s upcoming “The Nino Brown Story” DVD that was given exclusively to MTV News. “I ain’t worried about the pain, it hurts like hell but the worst thing is that I couldn’t really skate,” he said. “I always get injured but I never get an injury where I can’t get back on the board. Remember we had the nine stitches? That didn’t mean we couldn’t skate the next day, so we skated the next day.” (MTV)
Last fall, Wayne discussed a separate skateboarding crash he experienced.
“It wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t. It was real quick. Happened, and I was stitched up and went about my way. I told everybody. Everybody was like, “Oh, my God. You got nine stitches. You busted your head?” I was like, honestly, I fell so much harder in other places. Like, I wish you were there to see me really bust it. I busted my ass before, like, literally, this is nothing. These stitches are like–this is the first time I have seen blood shed, but I’ve fallen much harder than that.” (GQ)
In late August 2011, Wayne made headlines for his skating mishap.
Lil Wayne needed 9 stitches to close a bloody wound over his left eye last night … after crashing HARD at a skateboard park in St. Louis. Weezy was treated at a local hospital — and one witness told a local TV station the rapper was accompanied by several members of his entourage. According to the hospital, Wayne was treated and released. (TMZ)