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Update: Lil Wayne Released From Texas Hospital

Rapper had seizure-like symptoms while flying on private jet

October 26, 2012 10:55 AM ET
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Lil Wayne performs during the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
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Lil Wayne was hospitalized yesterday afternoon after having seizure-like symptoms while traveling on a private jet, according to TMZ. Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was taken to a local hospital for treatment after making an emergency landing in Texas. The rapper was treated at the hospital and sent home, according to a statement from his camp. "Lil Wayne was successfully released from the hospital after being treated for a severe migraine and dehydration," the statement read. "He is at home on doctor mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love."

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