UPDATE: 8:30 PM CT: Finally a tweet from Lil Wayne's account - where's the picture, though?
I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
UPDATE: 8:23 PM CT: Now Birdman, who is extremely close to Lil Wayne, has jumped in on Twitter:
UPDATE: 8:02 PM CT Another Tweet from Mack Maine - who to believe?
UPDATE: 8:00 PM CT - Either Lil Wayne's rapper crew is trying to downplay the situation or TMZ is exaggerating the story. Here's what Young Money Cash Money Records rappers Birdman and Mack Maine had to say on Twitter:
We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe...that's false!!— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) March 16, 2013
My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta...be home soon.YMCMB— BIRDMAN (@BIRDMAN5STAR) March 16, 2013
UPDATE: 5:16 PM PT -- We're told Wayne is being given his last rites ... with his family surrounding him to say their goodbyes.
Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.
Lil Wayne is in ICU in critical condition after suffering yet another seizure, and we're told it doesn't look good ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... the 30-year-old rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Tuesday night after suffering multiple seizures. He was released Wednesday but just hours later one of his bodyguards found him in his room, on the floor and unconscious.
Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize. He was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.
We're told Wayne is currently "unstable," and has been placed in an induced coma. He is breathing through tubes.
We're told several people are at Wayne's bedside crying, and a number of rap artists and family members are on the way. Sources say the scene is violent as Wayne shakes uncontrollably.
Sources say there's evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.
We're told Wanye's stomach was pumped 3 times to flush the drugs from his system.