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Lil Wayne 'Sitting Up, Drinking Water,' Entourage Member Calls TMZ Story "Lies"

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Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 6:32 PM

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Reports of Lil Wayne's demise have been exaggerated, it seems.

The rapper tweeted tonight that he's fine. He was indeed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills.

But TMZ's report that he was on his death bed may have been wrong.

A member of entourage outside the hospital told the Weekly ...

... that the coma story comprised "lies." She said, "He's sitting up, drinking water." She wouldn't reveal her name because she was not authorized to speak on the situation, she added.

The source then ducked into one of four black Chevrolet Suburban limousines parked outside Cedars' South Tower. Those vehicles took off around 6:40 p.m.

click to enlarge The scene outside Cedars. - BEN WESTHOFF
  • Ben Westhoff
  • The scene outside Cedars.

The mood outside the hospital, among the members of Wayne's crew, was calm.

TMZ originally reported that his "last rites" were being prepared, though they later removed that language.

The site also reported that Wayne has had multiple seizures, is in critical condition, and that his mother is on a plane 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.

This too seemed to be overstating the case, because...

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