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Lil Wayne Injured in Skateboarding Accident

Rapper was gashed above his left eye

August 22, 2011 2:00 PM ET
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Lil Wayne performing in Palm Beach, Florida
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Lil Wayne is recovering from injuries sustained while skateboarding at a St. Louis-area skate park yesterday. The rapper, who was in town for a concert at the Verizon Amphitheatre, was treated for a gash on his head at the DePaul Health Center emergency room.

"The Lou was good but I busted my ... head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," Lil Wayne tweeted earlier today.

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Despite the injury, Weezy is scheduled to appear on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Immediately after the show, the rapper's new album Tha Carter IV will be available in digital stores.

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