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Lil Wayne still hospitalized; Nicki Minaj, Drake among visitors

March 18, 2013|By Randy Lewis

After being hospitalized in Los Angeles following a series of seizures last week, rapper Lil Wayne has been visited by several high-profile associates including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Birdman and basketball player Chris Paul.

Birdman tweeted that the rapper “will be home real soon,” and a source close to Wayne told The Times on Friday that he was “recovering.”

Another source told US Weekly that Lil Wayne’s health problems could stem from his use of a popular drink combining cough syrup with codeine and other ingredients. “He drank too much Sizzurp to get a better high. He needs rehab, but he’s not close to death or anything. He’s fine and just coming down off the high.”

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TMZ.com reported that he remained in intensive care at Cedars-Sinai hospital for a sixth day, and said that he was still in “rough shape,” but Wayne’s representatives previously blasted TMZ for saying he had been given last rites on Friday.

Speculation about Wayne's condition escalated into confusion that night, which culminated with a tweet posted to Lil Wayne's account that read, “I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”

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