I heard late Friday night that Lil Wayne was in the ICU – and that things didn’t look good. Considering he’s been suffering from seizures lately, I figured the two were related, but I was shocked to hear things had taken such a nasty turn!
Turns out Wayne has been in the ICU for the past 6 days, and it’s reported that he may have suffered a drug overdose.
Sources tell us … Wayne’s condition has not improved enough to be moved out of the ICU … and he continues to be monitored very closely by staff at L.A..’s Cedars-Sinai hospital.
We know Wayne has been surrounded by friends and family since he was admitted to the ICU this past Wednesday … and we’re told the mood around Wayne’s bedside has been very serious.
Among Wayne’s visitors — Drake, Chris Paul, Nicki Minaj, Birdman and others.
TMZ broke the story … Wayne’s stomach was pumped at least 3 times after doctors suspected he had overdosed on the prescription drug codeine … the main ingredient in “sizzurp.”
Wayne has struggled with codeine for years — and just a few months ago suggested he had quit using the powerful painkiller.
This isn’t funny at all – but Friday night when I learned he was in the ICU, I told my friend who I was with at the time, and she said “too much sizzurp!” I thought there was no way – but looks like she must have been right! OD’d on SIZZURP!?