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Lil Wayne

Trial In Jeopardy Over Seizures

10/27/2012 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne's medical emergency Thursday could derail his trial ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the case tell us, Wayne was scheduled to testify Friday but just before noon Thursday the judge was informed the rapper had a seizure out of state and was going to the hospital. As a result, court was dark Friday.

Wayne is suing Quincy Jones III over a documentary QIII did on him, claiming it's a "scandalous portrayal." Wayne also alleges producers didn't have the right to use his music in the flick. (You'll recall the hilarious deposition tapes we posted.)

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Our sources say they've been told it is "unlikely" Wanye will be able to testify on Monday and there is a "real chance" Wayne will not be witness ready for a significant period of time.

Here's the problem. The case is being heard by a jury, so it's unlikely the judge will grant a continuance because it would unduly disrupt the jurors' lives. There are 2 other options ... declare a mistrial, or force Wayne's side to present its case without him.

We're told lawyers for Wayne will inform the judge Monday morning on Wayne's status.

TMZ broke the story ... Wayne suffered what we're told were 2 seizures on a private plane Thursday and was hospitalized until Friday afternoon. Although a woman claiming to be Wayne's rep says it was just a combo of dehydration and a migraine, people repping Wayne in an official capacity tell us they were told he suffered 2 seizures, which is consistent with what the pilot radioed to ground control.

Stay tuned.

61 COMMENTS

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1.

Cartman    

Drug induced seizures.

544 days ago
2.

Jordan    

Lil wayne knew he was not ready to stand trial this is just an unjustified medical condition to try and get a continous for the trial it did not work lil wayne should just give up now.

544 days ago
3.

ACE DEUCEY    

Hey, remember when TMZ actually used to cover CELEBRITIES?

544 days ago
4.

NOT ELMO    

just a beautiful beast...

544 days ago
5.

CN    

After watching his "witty" one-liners clip, I think he'd be smart to have his attorneys present his case without him. But he doesn't seem to be real smart.

544 days ago
6.

Bitch please    

Time to maybe put down whatever is in your cup Wayne.

544 days ago
7.

just because    

step 1: how to build a defense

544 days ago
8.

just because    

shame on obama for not being donald trump

544 days ago
9.

just because    

mariska hargitay is way hotter than coco somehow

544 days ago
10.

thestupid    

I dont care!!! (hope he is ok)

544 days ago
11.

just because    

Mitt Romney 'Tasted A Beer And Tried A Cigarette Once As A Wayward Teenager'

544 days ago
12.

just because    

wayside school is falling down graduate

544 days ago
13.

just because    

go homer price donuts

544 days ago
14.

bored    

seems like nothing is going right for him right now.

544 days ago
15.

Ozzie X    

Alcohol withdrawal seizures? Possibly trying to sober up for his court hearings.

544 days ago
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