Noted on Twitter: Lil Wayne’s life and (not really) near-death experience

‘I’m good everybody,’ rapper tweets after rumours of his near demise

Noted on Twitter: Lil Wayne’s life and (not really) near-death experience

Superstar rapper Lil Wayne was taken to hospital on Friday with some reports suggesting he’d suffered a seizure. While no details were released, the gossip site TMZ reported that the rapper was near death:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Sat, Mar 16 2013 06:02:35

Lil Wayne Hospitalized Again for Seizures … Sources Say #BreakingTMZ
#BREAKING Lil Wayne In CRITICAL Condition After More Seizures
@tmz y’all deleted the shit outta this tweet huh P
The TMZ reports fuelled more reports and speculation about the rapper’s condition: 
Is lil Wayne really dead
UPDATE: TMZ says Lil Wayne ‘"being prepared for last rites," but friends deny Post
The musician’s camp denied reports: 
Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #loveMack Maine
We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!Mack Maine
@LilTunechi bout to send a tweet out to kill this and everyone can go back to what they were doingMack Maine
… as fans prayed for his recovery: 
Lets pray for Lil Wayne and hope he pulls through.Tom Green
Pray for LiL WayneKing Los
Praying for Lil Wayne & family..Please get better soon.. Too much love for him!! RT C’mon #prayersıhan Boynukısa
Just after nine on Friday night, there was a tweet from @LilTunechi, aka Lil Wayne, aka Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.: 
I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.Lil Wayne WEEZY F
Best tweet I’ve ever read in my whole life. @LilTunechi #thanktheLORD Pioggia
The Twitterverse was quick to make jokes and point fingers, while TMZ apparently updated its Twitterfeed: 
Lil Wayne Reportedly Near Death, or Watching Basketball Reporter
BREAKING NEWS: Thousand of people on Twitter just realized TMZ is a gossip site. Maybe a “news” site, but not a news site.Robert Hernandez
Lil Wayne lives on, as do his horrible lyricsEvil Mike Tomlin
UPDATE: TMZ has removed report saying Lil Wayne was given last rites; no explanation given Politics
DEVELOPING: .@TMZ has deleted part of it’s update on Lil Wayne: Before: – Now: – @buzzfeednewsNewsBreaker

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