The health of U.S. rapper Lil Wayne was the subject of conflicting reports on Friday, with celebrity website TMZ.com saying he was in a medically induced coma and a fellow rapper saying Wayne was alive and well and watching a basketball game.
TMZ.com, citing unnamed sources, said Lil Wayne, 30, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after suffering multiple seizures earlier this week.
But rapper Mack Maine said in a Twitter posting that Wayne was "alive and well. We watching the Syracuse (basketball) game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon."
"We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe...that's false!!" Maine tweeted.
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