Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital, according to a tweet from friend and fellow Young Money MC Mack Maine. “Thanks to Cedar Sinai for everything!!!” Maine wrote last night. “[Wayne] has been officially been released and is headed home …. God is great.”
Lil Wayne has been in the hospital since last week following a series of seizures, possibly related to his consumption of a codeine-based drink often mixed with soda. Wayne initially suffered multiple seizures on the set of a music video last Tuesday and was hospitalized until the following morning. Soon after his release, he was found collapsed on the floor soon after and was promptly readmitted.
While rumors swirled about the severity of the rapper’s condition – including speculation that he was being read his last rites – Wayne was surrounded by family and friends, including visitors Drake, Nicki Minaj and Birdman, who tweeted over the weekend that his protege “will be home real soon.”
These latest episodes followed an unfortunate pattern: Lil Wayne last October experienced seizure-like symptoms on an airplane that was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas. The rapper is expected to release his 10th studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II, on March 26th.