Six days after being admitted for seizures, Lil Wayne remains in the intensive care unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
TMZ reports that Weezy's condition has not improved following his reported drug overdose on "sizzurp," also known as "purple drank," a concoction that includes prescription-strength cough syrup mixed with lemon-lime soda and Jolly Ranchers. The 30-year-old rapper has become famous for his association with the drug, which he recently said he's been trying to quit.
“They’ve done the tests, and they did tests last year,” a friend close to the rapper told The Daily Beast. “They even gave him seizure medicine last year that was supposed to help. It did for a while, but I’m not sure how much Wayne takes care of himself when no one is around.”
Ceder-Sinai's staff is continuing to monitor Lil Wayne's condition, and in the meantime the hospital is reportedly crawling with the rapper's famous friends. Nicki Minaj, Drake and Usher are among those who've stopped by to see Wayne amid his recovery. TMZ reports that visitors' moods have been "very serious."
Doctors had to pump Lil Wayne's stomach three times after he overdosed on codeine, the key ingredient in sizzurp. Rumors that the rapper might die flew across the Internet on Friday night after a source told TMZ he was being given his last rites.
The rapper tweeted the following to clarify the speculation. He has not tweeted since.
I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Lil Wayne is out of the intensive care unit and is in stable condition. He is now occupying a "regular room" at Cedars-Sinai hospital.