Rapper Lil Wayne is said to be doing “good” as he recovers in a Los Angeles hospital from seizures.
Despite reports on late Friday night that Wayne was in a critical condition and had to have his stomach pumped when doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system and had his last rites read, it is believed that the rapper is better than the initial reports would have us believe.
CNN reports that a friend said Saturday night after visiting Lil Wayne: “He’s good, just resting.”
While his exact medical condition continues to remain unclear, what has become apparent is that Wayne’s penchant for guzzling Sizzurp may have sparked the health crisis.
And surprisingly his mom Jacida, has defended his use of the recreational drug — and unwittingly revealed that Justin Bieber has also encountered problems after reportedly using the drug.
A hard working man like my Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., has to unwind sometimes and while some of you may prefer a martini or a relaxing stroll in the park, my Lil Wayne likes to smoke a bag of weed and chase that with some double cups of strong Sizzurp – really helps him take the edge off – and it’s not like Sizzurp and weed are bad for you, I mean Justin Bieber’s only been hospitalized once or twice for that, right?“
As a FYI because we too had to google it on Friday night: Sizzurp is prescription-strength cough syrup laced with codeine and other extras that can increase the high. It has a long history in the Southern hip-hop community and it is blamed in the deaths of both DJ Screw and late UGK member Pimp C.
In a new report, the Daily Beast says that Weezy (as he is called) has had a “long habit of sipping ‘syrup, sizzurp, lean, or Texas tea’ as the real cause of his ailing health.”
But while a parade of stars have visited the 30-year-old at Cedars-Sinai, including Nicki Minaj and fellow rapper Drake, no one has addressed what really landed him in hospital with his publicist Kia Selby simply telling CNN, “Lil Wayne is doing well.”
And Mark Maine, president of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, was quick to rubbish reports on Friday night that Wayne was in a medically induced coma, tweeting, “Dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe … that’s false!!”
We guess only time will tell the exact state the rapper is in as he is still in intensive care
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s biggest supporter has died.
The actress’s mom Patricia, 67, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Hewitt’s rep announced in a statement.
“Her family mourns her loss,” the rep says. “She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.”
A little more than a month has passed since Hilary Duff welcomed son Luca into the world, and the new mom is already becoming a master at motherhood! In the new issue of Life & Style — on newsstands now — Hilary reveals her favorite moments with little Luca, her ‘fascination’ with changing diapers and what parental life is like for her and husband Mike Comrie!
Not so special for most parents? Changing diapers. But Hilary confides that the process “fascinates” her. “I’m so interested to see what’s inside the diaper,” Hilary tells Life & Style. “If my husband changes him, I’m like, ‘Oh, what did we get?’ It’s bizarre!” Although Mike, 31, isn’t quite the diaper detective, he has pleasantly surprised his wife with his devotion to their son.
“When Mike comes home, he says, ‘Give me the baby; you’ve had him all day,’” shares Hilary (who’s also busy working with Johnson’s Baby Care campaign to help families affected by natural disasters). “He tells me, ‘I can’t stop kissing him; I’m sure it must bug him, but I can’t stop.’”
“When you’re single, you can pretty much do what you want all day, but Luca eats every three hours,” the 24-year-old star tells Life & Style. “So then I have about an hour to run errands and get in a workout before I have to run back and feed the baby.”
Luckily, Hilary doesn’t mind. Though she initially found breast-feeding “tough,” it’s become a favorite time with her little guy. “We’ve bonded a lot during feeding. It’s very, very special.”
Read more on Hollywood’s newest moms and newborns in this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
A mother in Indiana had a unusual way of showing her 14-year-old son the difference between right and wrong: She made him stand on the sidewalk for two hours wearing a sign that listed his crimes.
The sign read: “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law.”
His mother, Dynesha Lax, said she was fed up with him breaking the law (he has already been convicted of multiple felonies) and decided to take things into her own hands.
“He constantly chooses to break the law,” she said. “I’ve had my son in the system and he ends up getting nothing but community service. So today I decided that if he wants attention, we are going to get him some attention.”
She continued: “He doesn’t show any emotion for it, that’s the reason we’re out here. If he has some sympathy for what he was doing we wouldn’t be out here. I hope this makes it sink in.”
The teen remained quiet during the punishment however he did tell NewsChannel 15 that he will change his ways.