New York – Rap super star Lil Wayne, over the weekend, cancelled a Las Vegas grand performance due to an alleged reported seizure. Over the weekend, TMZ first recounted that the 34-year-old rap super star was hospitalized in Chicago when it was established that he was unconscious at his Michigan Avenue hotel room.
Consequently, his Sunday night performance with Rae Sremmurd at Drai’s in Las Vegas was annulled due to the ailment. This marks the second time such grand performance has been cancelled at Sin City in the last 14 months.
Lil Wayne’s daughter tweeted that the rapper is ‘doing fine’ following his reported hospitalization for seizures
Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., has had epilepsy for years and has been hospitalized several times due to hitches from the neural syndrome, including a six-day stretch in 2013 and a break after his private plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to an on-flight seizure in 2016.
The rapper’s eldest daughter, Reginae Carter, on Monday communicated with fans on Twitter, reassuring them that her father is “doing fine” after reportedly being hospitalized for epileptic seizures a day earlier.
“Thanx for all the prayers!! I love y’all,” she tweeted.
Lil Wayne is an African-American rapper, producer and music executive who has a net worth of $150 million.
Reliable sources say the rapper may as well be out of the hospital already. Chicago Fire Department Commander Curtis Hudson confirmed to media groups that Lil Wayne was taken from Dana Hotel to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon. By Monday morning, he was no longer listed as a patient, the Tribune reports.
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The New Orleans native and father of four children––Regina Carter, Cameron Carter, Dwayne Carter III, Neal Carter – was born September 27, 1982.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B. G’z alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil Doggie.
In 1996, Lil Wayne joined the southern hip hop group, Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mate’s juvenile, Young Turk and Lil’ Doogie (who now goes by B.G.). Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that same year.
Most of the group’s success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single “Bling-Bling”. Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.
On March 29, 2011, in an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, Lil Wayne announced that he would retire at age 35; saying “I have four kids”, and that “I would feel selfish still going to the studio when it’s such a vital point in their lives.” He said in November 2012 that Tha Carter V will be his last album as he wanted to go into other interests.
In March 2014, Lil Wayne reconfirmed at SXXSW that Tha Carter V will be his last album during his keynote with interviewer Elliot Wilson.
In September 2016, regarding his contract dispute with Cash Money, he indicated a possible retirement on Twitter saying “”I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED” and then said, “I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m done.” Many rappers responded with respect and encouragement. He has since refuted the claim.