Lil Wayne has ignored pleas from his friends and family to enter drug rehab after suffering recurrent seizures last week.
The 30-year-old rapper instead announced a grueling 40-city 'America's Most Wanted Tour' with rappers T.I. and Future.
Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, was hospitalized twice last week after a bodyguard found him unconscious on his hotel room floor.
Wayne spent 6 days in an intensive care unit where doctors stabilized him on anticonvulsant medication. Lil Wayne is well-known for his addiction to prescription cough medicine Promethazine with Codeine (aka Purple Drank or Sizzurp), which is mixed with hard candy and soft drinks. The highly addictive concoction can cause life-threatening seizures if taken for a prolonged period of time.
The warning labels of most anti-seizure medications caution against mixing the medications with Codeine (a Morphine derivative). Such adverse drug interactions can cause respiratory arrest and death.
The 'America's Most Wanted Tour' tour which is sponsored (ironically) by soft drink company Mountain Dew, will begin on July 9 in Birmingham, AL. Wayne was forced to cancel his European tour with rappers Mac Miller and 2Chainz due to poor ticket sales.
The tour dates are listed after the break.
7/09/13 BIRMINGHAM, AL OAK MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATRE
7/10/13 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA
7/12/13 ATLANTA, GA LAKEWOOD AMPHITHEATRE
7/13/13 TAMPA, FL LIVE NATION AMPHITHEATRE
7/14/13 WEST PALM BEACH, FL CRUZAN AMPHITHEATRE
7/16/13 PITTSBURGH, PA FIRST NIAGRA PAVILION
7/17/13 BALTIMORE, MD 1ST MARINER ARENA
7/19/13 WANTAGH, NY JONES BEACH
7/20/13 PHILADELPHIA, PA SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
7/21/13 SCRANTON, PA TOYOTA PAVILION
7/23/13 BANGOR, ME BANGOR AMPHITHEATRE
7/24/13 HOLMDEL, NJ PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
7/26/13 CHARLOTTE, NC VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE
7/27/13 RALEIGH, NC TIME WARNER PAVILION
7/28/13 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA FARM BUREAU LIVE
7/30/13 BUFFALO, NY DARIEN LAKE PAC
7/31/13 HARTFORD, CT COMCAST THEATRE
8/02/13 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER
8/03/13 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY SPAC
8/04/13 BOSTON, MA COMCAST THEATRE
8/06/13 CINCINNATI, OH RIVERBEND MUSIC PAVILION
8/07/13 CLEVELAND, OH KLIPSCH AMPHITHEATRE
8/09/13 DETROIT, MI JOE LOUIS ARENA
8/10/13 CHICAGO, IL FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE
8/11/13 ST. LOUIS, MO VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE
8/13/13 INDIANAPOLIS, IN KLIPSCH AMPHITHEATRE
8/14/13 MEMPHIS, TN FedEx FORUM
8/16/13 DALLAS, TX GEXA PAVILION
8/17/13 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN 360 AMPHITHEATRE
8/18/13 HOUSTON, TX CWM PAVILION
8/20/13 OMAHA, NE QWEST CENTER
8/21/13 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CENTER
8/23/13 DENVER, CO FIDDLER'S GREEN
8/24/13 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATRE
8/25/13 PHOENIX, AZ DESERT SKY PAVILION
8/27/13 SAN DIEGO, CA SLEEP TRAIN ARENA
8/28/13 SACRAMENTO, CA SLEEP TRAIN ARENA
8/30/13 OAKLAND, CA SLEEP TRAIN ARENA
8/31/13 LAS VEGAS, NV ARENA
9/01/13 IRVINE, CA VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE
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