Rapper Lil Wayne released from hospital
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is out of the hospital after suffering two "minor" seizures aboard a private plane that forced the pilot to land, twice.
According to TMZ, Wayne was treated at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska Monday afternoon.
He thanked his fans for their support the following day.
Dennis Messina, an operations supervisor at Omaha's Eppley Airfield, told The Associated Press that a plane landed around 2:40 p.m. due to a medical emergency, but that treatment was refused. The plane refueled and was just taking off when the pilot declared another medical emergency and returned to the airport.
Messina couldn't confirm that Lil Wayne, whose real name is Wayne Carter, was on the plane.
Derek Sherron, publicity director of The Chamber Group, said Lil Wayne was under the care of his own doctors and was in good spirits.
Several reports said the 33-year-old New Orleans native was taken to Creighton University Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment.
In March 2013, Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Los Angeles for seizures. He told a Los Angeles radio station that he's an epileptic. In October 2012, he was hospitalized in New York for what was described as a severe migraine and dehydration.
With the Associated Press