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Lil Wayne

Day 6 in Intensive Care

3/18/2013 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil Wayne is still in rough shape ... and remains in the intensive care unit at an L.A. hospital 6 days after being admitted for seizures stemming from a suspected drug overdose ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... Wayne's condition has not improved enough to be moved out of the ICU ... and he continues to be monitored very closely by staff at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai hospital.

We know Wayne has been surrounded by friends and family since he was admitted to the ICU this past Wednesday ... and we're told the mood around Wayne's bedside has been very serious.

Among Wayne's visitors -- Drake, Chris Paul, Nicki Minaj, Birdman and others.

TMZ broke the story ... Wayne's stomach was pumped at least 3 times after doctors suspected he had overdosed on the prescription drug codeine ... the main ingredient in "sizzurp."

Wayne has struggled with codeine for years -- and just a few months ago suggested he had quit using the powerful painkiller.

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SteveToom    

As much as people think he cant rap, i still think he has made it to where most people will never make it. I am a fan from Kenya and i still want to listen to him. We are hopping you get well soon

481 days ago
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DCMB    

Mediatakeout reported that he's expected to make a full recovery and will be released today.

Which is correct?

481 days ago
18.

SteveToom    

Get well soon wayne. Nairobi is hopping you get well

481 days ago
19.

SistahSoul    

Wow, he's way too young for all of this drama. Wayne, remember what happened to ODB when he couldn't get off drugs...

481 days ago
20.

Fashionistazoe    

TMZ lies so much they don't even remember their own stories. Friday was the first day you reported he was in ICU and given his lasts rites. From Friday til now would be Day 4. TMZ have you ever taken into consideration people's family who might hear bad news from you before they get that call? You told the public he was surrounded by family who were saying their last goodbyes. Then took it out of your story. It's so disgusting that you can report something like that and not apologize. S***bags.

481 days ago
21.

Jaluca    

It's been 3 days, not 6. Not getting the basic timeline correct spoils credibility of the whole story, TMZ.

481 days ago
22.

Areyouserious    

Tmz wants him to die so bad so they can say they were right all along.

481 days ago
23.

Jodi    

Speaking as someone who has worked in Recovery(ICU) was called that back in my day) and had a brother who died from drugs I suspected Lil Wayne was in really bad shape when (1) his buddies was tweeting he was fine, (2) they were holding a vigil outside of his room and (3) his friends were coming to visit him and leaving looking somber(4) there were no updates over the weekend from any news media(5) Lil Wayne was not discharged over the weekend.

Signs like that usually mean the person is still doing badly. You don't stay in ICU for 6 days if you are doing better and will be coming home soon as his friends said.

My prayers go out to him. I am not into Lil Wayne or rap music.....just looking at this as another human being in bad shape.

481 days ago
24.

palermo    

What? thought he was up watching sports with all his homies ...

481 days ago
25.

Vince    

I have a problem feeling sorry for a drug addict who overdoses. And a famous drug addict giving all the young fans a good roll model to follow. I mean with Chris Brown, Justine Bebier, Lindsy Lohan and this guy what else do we need to learn all about living and getting through life....the only lesson this one has left to teach is how to die in a pool of your own vomit, and I am sure that lesson is coming soon enough

481 days ago
26.

longjonhn    

This should be a lesson to all the kids that worship lil wayne: No matter how cool he tries to make being an addict look, this is the outcome

481 days ago
27.

j.    

Regardless of what anyone thinks of lil wayne,hes a great talent and that should be recognized! he clearly has an addiction which is a sickness and we shouldnt judge him for that.there are many other people struggling with the same issues,yet we glorify them,like charlie sheen! instead of judging him say a prayer for him and move on.get better wayne!

481 days ago
28.

longjonhn    

And I bet his next song will be about drugs, money, and sex

481 days ago
29.

Most H8d     

He'll pull thru and do more damage

481 days ago
30.

PC    

6 days, not looking good. :( I sure do hope you can pull through this Weezy. Lots of love and prayers to you and your family.

481 days ago
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