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Lil Wayne All Smiles w/ Son ... Days Before Hospitalization

3/16/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0316-lil-wayne-aquarium-tmzLil Wayne was the picture of good health while exploring an Atlanta aquarium with his son last weekend -- this just three days before suffering a slew of seizures that left him hospitalized in L.A.

The pics were snapped at the Georgia Aquarium on March 9. Wayne was there with his 4-year-old son, Dwayne Carter III, checking out the Ocean Voyager exhibit.

Sources on scene tell us ... the rapper was having a blast with his lil guy and kept pointing the fishes out to his son. We're told Wayne even took time to talk to fans before taking in the dolphin show later that evening.

Sadly, the happy excursion ended up a far cry from the rest of Wayne's week. TMZ broke the story ... Wayne was hospitalized in L.A. Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures. After a short release, he was re-admitted Wednesday to the ICU -- after one of his body guards found him unconscious on the floor.

We're told Lil Wayne remains in critical condition in the ICU, but is stabilizing slowly.

Chris Paul Member of the Lil Wayne Celebrity Visitor Club

3/16/2013 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0316-chris-paul-splashLil Wayne had no shortage of famous visitors last night -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and his wife Jada stopped by Cedars-Sinai to see how the famous rapper was doing. 

Cameras also caught Drake, Weezy's protégé, visiting Wayne last night as well. 

As TMZ first reported, Wayne was hospitalized twice this week for seizures. His situation was dire last night, but his condition eventually stabilized. According to our sources, Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge between his hospital visits and doctors had to pump his stomach three times to flush the drugs from his system.

Drake Visiting Hours at Lil Wayne's Hospital

3/15/2013 10:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0316_drake_pcnLil Wayne's Young Money label mate Drake rolled into the hospital where Weezy was in critical condition late Friday night.

Paps snapped shots of Drake walking with his head down in the Cedars Sinai Medical Center parking lot around 8:50PM ... just around the end of visiting hours.

TMZ broke the story ... Wayne has been in and out of Cedars this week, getting treatment for multiple seizures.

Drake didn't say anything about Wayne's condition as he made his way to his car. Our sources tell us although he's stable and slowly improving ... docs are still watching him closely.

Lil Wayne In Critical Condition After More Seizures

3/15/2013 6:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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6:30 PM PT -- Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU ... but stabilizing.

We're told the prognosis is uncertain.

Wayne is sleeping right now ... which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he's OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.

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-- Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.

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is in ICU in critical condition after suffering yet another seizure, and we're told it doesn't look good ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... the 30-year-old rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures.  He was released Wednesday but just hours later one of his bodyguards found him in his room, on the floor and unconscious.

Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize.  He was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.

We're told Wayne is currently "unstable," and has been placed in an induced coma.  He is breathing through tubes.

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We're told several people are at Wayne's bedside crying, and a number of rap artists and family members are on the way.  Sources say the scene is violent as Wayne shakes uncontrollably.

Sources say there's evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.

We're told Wanye's stomach was pumped 3 times to flush the drugs from his system.

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Lil Wayne HOSPITALIZED AGAIN For Seizures ... Sources Say

3/14/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil Wayne was hospitalized this week in L.A. following what appeared to be multiple seizures ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the rapper tell us, Wayne suffered the seizures Tuesday night after shooting a music video in L.A. and was subsequently taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Weezy was released several hours later, early Wednesday morning. We're told he's doing much better now.

It's not the rapper's first encounter with seizures either -- TMZ broke the story ... Wayne suffered two seizures on board separate airplanes last October.

Lil Wayne later acknowledged he'd been prescribed seizure medication by his doc.

Weezy's rep declined to comment.

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Lil Wayne I'm on Seizure Meds Now

11/22/2012 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is taking seizure medication following his mid-air medical emergency last month -- when he suffered seizure-like episodes on two back-to-back flights -- so says the rapper.

Weezy was giving an interview with MTV when the room got hot, and he said, "Please let them know that I have an air unit, but because of the sound, they don't want the air on, so it's super hot in here ... I don't want y'all to think I'm on nothing, man. I'm on seizure medicine. That's all."

TMZ broke the story ... Wayne's also been given orders by his doctors to stay off airplanes for the foreseeable future.

Lil Wayne I Got Screwed by the Judge And a Pissed Off Jury

11/6/2012 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
1106_lil_wayne_article_tmz_2Lil Wayne is pissed off that he lost his lawsuit against Quincy Jones III ... not because of the money, but because he thinks the judge should have given him time to recover from his illness so he could have made his case to the jury.
 
Wayne is telling his boys he's positive jurors were "pissed off" because he didn't show up and testify.

Wayne says he could have turned jurors and convinced them that Quincy's documentary on him was defamatory.  He's also convinced the jury would never have awarded Quincy more than $2 mil for lost profits as a result of Wayne trashing the flick.

But the big thing is ... Wayne says he was sick, couldn't fly to L.A. and was dealing with a "medical emergency situation."

But he's leaving out one important fact.  He wasn't so sick he couldn't take his tour bus from Louisiana to Miami to sit courtside for the Heat game.

As for the $2 mil -- Wayne's brushing it off because he says that's small change to him.

Lil Wayne LOSES Lawsuit Over Documentary

11/5/2012 4:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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just lost his case against Quincy Jones III over the documentary about the rapper, and even worse for him, he lost the countersuit QIII filed against him.

The jury ordered Lil Wayne to pay Quincy $2,195,000. Quincy's countersuit alleged Lil Wayne wrongfully jock blocked the release of the film, screwing up its profit potential.

We broke the story ... Lil Wayne never showed up in court for his trial. The day he was supposed to testify he was a no-show because he had suffered several seizure-like episodes and was prohibited from flying. As a result, his lawyer was left to show the jury Wayne's deposition, in which he refuses to answer questions and mocks the proceeding.

Lil Wayne Doctor's Orders ... NO FLYING

11/1/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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is under STRICT ORDERS from his doctor to keep his ass off airplanes for the foreseeable future ... after his mid-flight medical emergency last week, TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ...  Weezy was hospitalized Friday following two seizure-like episodes on board back-to-back flights.

He's been recovering since at his mama's house -- but sources close to the rapper tell us, Weezy's doctor has ordered him to rest for the next week at least ... which means no working, and definitely no flying.

We're told Wayne's been to the doctor twice since his hospitalization and has nurses coming to check on him regularly.

The rapper's telling friends he feels the seizures were a result of working himself too hard after his jail stint -- and has been calling the health scare a "life-changing event" and an "eye-opener."

We're told Weezy is planning to return to his Miami home -- but not by plane ... he'll be traveling inside a luxury bus.

Lil Wayne Won't Appear at His Trial SCOLDED By Judge

10/29/2012 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil Wayne will not appear at his trial after suffering several seizure-like episodes, and the only Wayne the jury will see is his video deposition -- a depo which the judge said shows he acted like an irresponsible little child.

As we told you ... Wayne is suing Quincy Jones III over a documentary about the rapper that he calls a "scandalous portrayal."

Wayne was not in court today because of his medical emergency on Thursday on board a private jet. The pilot radioed Wayne had seizures and he was subsequently hospitalized.

Wayne's lawyer told the judge he will play Wayne's deposition tapes for the jury, but there will be NO Wayne in person. But that's a huge problem because the tapes -- which TMZ posted last month -- show Wayne acting like a child, giving glib one liners and refusing to answer questions.



The tapes are hilarious -- but the judge wasn't laughing today, chastising Wayne for displaying "unreasonable conduct in the deposition" and "irresponsible behavior."

Lil Wayne Recovering at His Mommy's House

10/27/2012 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1026-lil-wayne-tmz-3Lil Wayne is no different than anyone else when they're not feeling well ... they just want to home with their mommy ... and TMZ has learned that's exactly where Weezy is recouping.

As TMZ first reported, Wayne suffered two seizures this week and was hospitalized in Texas after the first one and in Louisiana after the second.

Our sources say Wayne's doctors have advised him not to fly -- so he rescheduled his flight out of LA yesterday and then cancelled it again today.

According to our sources, Wayne has not decided when he will leave town ... so he's staying with friends and family at his mom's house where we're told he's been in good spirits. 

As TMZ first reported, the seizures forced Wayne to miss a court date in Los Angeles on Friday in his case against Quincy Jones III. Wayne is suing over a documentary QIII made about Weezy. 

Wayne's lawyers are supposed to update the judge on his status on Monday, and it's looking more and more like he will be unable to testify anytime soon.

Lil Wayne 'I'm Good' After Double Seizure

10/27/2012 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1027-lil-wayne-tweet-articleLil Wayne says he's all good ... despite suffering from two seizures in the past few days which left him hospitalized until yesterday evening.

Wayne tweeted just moments ago, "Thanx for all the prayers! I am good."

TMZ broke the story ... Wayne made an emergency landing over Texas in his private plane Thursday after we're told he suffered a seizure mid-flight and was admitted to the hospital. Then, on Friday his plane made another emergency landing over Louisiana after he suffered a second seizure.

He was released from the Oschner Medical Center in Kenner, LA Friday afternoon (below).

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Lil Wayne Trial In Jeopardy Over Seizures

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


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.

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