With so many questions about Lil Wayne and his health, Birdman took it upon himself to clear up a lot of the rumors surrounding the Young Money champ’s recent hospitalization . The Cash Money head even went as far as to estimate that Wayne could be home as early as today.
When he called into Hot 97’s “Angie Martinez Show” on Monday afternoon (March 18), Birdman — who says he was present when Wayne had a seizure last week — maintained that the multiplatinum rap star is doing much better than when he was first admitted to Cedars-Sinai and that his condition is not drug-related.
“He had a seizure and we brought him to the hospital. We’ve been here ever since. But he’s doin’ much better and he’s in good shape right now,” the Cash Money CEO told the veteran radio show host, shooting down reports that Wayne had multiple seizures and multiple hospital trips, as previously reported by TMZ.
Bird estimated that Wayne would be home possibly Monday or Tuesday. “He’s recovered real good, he’s doing real good. At any time, we’re just waiting on the call,” he explained.
The site also reported that Wayne had his stomach pumped three times after doctors found large amounts of codeine in the rapper’s system. Bird didn’t speak on the stomach pumping, but he did say with confidence that drug use was not a contributing factor to Weezy’s hospitalization. “To me, it’s just his work ethic. It’s just how he put in and what he believe in and how hard he work, how much dedication he gives to music and his fans and what he tryin’ to accomplish in life. It had nothing to do with drugs,” he said over the phone. “He just needs to get some rest, relax, take it one day at a time.”
According to the music mogul, Wayne was on his way to a video shoot when he had the seizure on March 12. An ambulance then took him to the hospital, where he’s been ever since. Birdman says doctors don’t know what triggers the seizures that he is now known to suffer. “We already know, it’s like the second or third time, so automatically we just lay him down and call the ambulance and get him to the hospital,” he said. “It’s nothing that they can cure; it’s out of our control. It’s something we have to live with and maintain.”
When it comes to the reports that Wayne was in a medical-induced coma and was being prepared for his last rites, Birdman shot all rumors down. “He was never in that kind of situation throughout the whole few days we’ve been in the hospital. He never been about to die,” he said. “We got family and kids. When you putting out false rumors like that, you can really damage families like that, fear them and have them feared.”
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