Grammy-winning rap star Lil Wayne was taken to hospital
on Sunday after suffering a seizure and being found
unconscious in his Chicago hotel room, TMZ said on its
34, who has become one of the biggest names
in rap music over a two-decade career, suffered a second
seizure at the hospital, TMZ added, and his representative
confirmed to the site that he had suffered multiple seizures.
The incident comes more than a year after the rap star,
whose Grammy wins include the best rap album award in
2008 for “Tha Carter III,” was treated after suffering what his
representatives called two minor seizures.
Four years ago Lil Wayne, whose given name is Dwayne
Michael Carter Jr, spent several days at a Los Angeles
hospital, after which he told radio station Power 106 he was
epileptic and prone to seizures.
Lil Wayne had been set to perform in Las Vegas late on
Sunday night. The New Orleans-born rapper began his
professional career aged nine, when he became the
youngest artist to be signed by Cash Money Records.