TMZ confirmed that 34-year-old rapper Lil’ Wayne canceled his Sunday night show in Las Vegas, after being hospitalized for seizures. USA TODAY
Lil Wayne is fine, his daughter has reassured fans on Twitter.
The rapper’s Sunday night show in Las Vegas was canceled after he suffered a seizure in Chicago, according to TMZ. Chicago Fire Department Commander Curtis Hudson confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Lil Wayne was taken from Dana Hotel to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon. By Monday morning, he was no longer listed as a patient, the Tribune reports.
“My dad is doing fine everyone!” Reginae Carter tweeted Monday, in an update with kiss-blowing emojis. “Thanks for the concerns you guys are amazing.”
She added in a second tweet, “Oh yeah … & don’t believe everything you hear.”
Drai’s Beachclub announced Wayne’s Vegas cancellation on Facebook and Instagram, saying T.I. would perform in his place. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists,” the venue posted. “Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery.”
According to Wayne’s official site, his next scheduled show is Sept. 9 at Starfest Music Festival in Plano, Texas.
USA TODAY has reached out to the rapper’s representatives for comment.
Wayne, 34, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., revealed in 2013 that he’s epileptic.
“I’ve had a bunch of seizures, y’all just never hear about them,” he told Los Angeles radio station Power 106. “But this time it got real bad ’cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30%. Basically, I could’ve died.”
In 2012 and 2016, Wayne suffered seizures on his private plane, requiring emergency landings.