Lil Wayne

According to my west coast connect — who is very well connected — troubled rapper Lil Wayne suffered a seizure around 11 p.m. Tuesday, west coast time. My source says Wayne was rushed to Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, the same hospital where he spent a week in ICU in March.

“You didn’t hear this from me but Lil Wayne had another seizure about an hour and a half ago and had to be rushed to Cedar Sinai out here in LA. I am wondering why TMZ has not been tipped off yet.”

My source speculates that Weezy’s camp is desperate to keep the news of Wayne’s latest seizure off the blogs. As we know, certain mega gossip blogs will look the other way if a camp promises them exclusive information in the future.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, recently announced he’s going on a grueling 40-city tour with rappers T.I. and 2 Chainz. The tour kicks off on July 9, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama. The tour is sponsored by the soft drink company Mountain Dew.

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. In an interview with LA’s Power 106 on March 28, Wayne claimed he was diagnosed with epilepsy.

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