After almost a full week in the Intensive Care Unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne, has finally been moved into a regular room. It is reported that Wayne is walking, talking and eating on his own and could be discharged from the hospital sometime this week. The rapper was admitted to the hospital after a frightening series of seizures last week. There were reports that the episode was caused by a drug binge. The rapper has admitted in the past that he has an addiction to “Purple Drank,” or “Lean”–a mixture of codeine and alcohol. His mentor and Cash Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams, told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that the star’s ordeal wasn’t drug-related. He also denied several other claims that have been made over the past few days.
“He had a seizure, Tuesday night,” Birdman said. “We really been in the hospital since Tuesday and you know this stuff people are saying, there’s no truth to it at all. He had a seizure and we went to the hospital and we been there ever since. He’s doing much better and he’s in great shape right now. … He never left (the hospital). He never left and came back, we’ve been in here every since. To me, honestly, (the seizure’s) just come (from) his work ethics. He works very hard to show how much dedication he gives to his music and to his fans. He’s trying to accomplish in life. It had nothing to do with drugs. No such thing as that, to me, he just works around the clock. He’s a hard grinder for this music. But it wasn’t nothing about no drugs.”
He also denied that the 30-year old was near death at any point during his hospital stay.
“We was watching a game when all that popped off,” Birdman explained, referring to the day the news broke that Wayne was in a coma. “There was never no truth to that. He was never in that kind of situation throughout — it was never nothing like that. They freaked the world out with that. We were on the way to shoot a video when it (seizures)happened. We already knew when it happened the second or third time. We just laid him down and called the ambulance. It happened at the house. … The ambulance came [and we went to the hospital]. … It’s nothing they can cure, it’s out of our control, live with it and contain it. They can’t tell you nothing but get some rest and change what you’ve been doing. They got some meds to help keep it under control.”