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Lil Wayne in critical condition after multiple seizures?

CRITICAL CONDITION?: Lil Wayne

IT WAS a case of 'our word against theirs' after news broke that US rapper Lil Wayne was moments away from death following multiple seizures.

Gossip website TMZ.com, cited several sources claiming the 30-year-old was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and was released on Wednesday, but readmitted a few hours later after his bodyguard found him unconscious on the floor of his room.

They later tweeted "We're told Lil Wayne is being given his last rites with his family surrounding him to say their goodbyes"

But no sooner had they pressed the publish button, Lil Wayne's label mate and fellow rapper, Mack Maine, was on Twitter shooting down the rumours.

"Wayne is alive and well," he wrote.

"We watching the Syracuse game... Thanks for the prayers and concern...he will update you soon. #love"

He added: "We will be releasing a statement shortly but don't believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe... That's false!!"

A short while later, Cash Money founder, Birdman, often referred to as Lil Wayne's "father," took to the social networking site to add: "My son is in good spirit... Feelin much betta... Be home soon. YMCMB"

The conflicting reports raised more than a few eyebrows, with many saying they felt inclined to believe the gossip website over the word of the rapper's friend because "they broke the news of both Michael Jackon and Whitney Houston's death."

ITV News presenter Charlene White, wrote: "Let's also not forget that TMZ do have a considerable number of staff at LA hospitals on their books, who earn A LOT from credible tips."

Many called for the father of four to post a picture holding a piece of paper with the date and time to prove he is alive and well.

** UPDATED 01:45am** Lil Wayne put an end to any confusion a few minutes ago when a message from his Twitter account read: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love."

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