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Rapper Lil Wayne hospitalized after 2 seizures on plane

  • Recording artist Lil Wayne posed for a photo in New Orleans in Feb. 2013. Lil Wayne is in stable condition in Omaha, Neb. after suffering what his publicist described today as two minor seizures. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

OMAHA, Neb. » Lil Wayne is in stable condition in Omaha after suffering what his publicist described today as two minor seizures.

TMZ has reported that the Grammy-winning rapper’s private jet was forced to make two emergency landings at an Omaha airport Monday afternoon and that he was taken to a hospital.

Dennis Messina, an operations supervisor at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, told The Associated Press that a plane landed around 2:40 p.m. due to a medical emergency, but that treatment was refused. The plane refueled and was just taking off when the pilot declared another medical emergency and returned to the airport.

Messina couldn’t confirm that Lil Wayne, whose real name is Wayne Carter, was on the plane.

Derek Sherron, publicity director of The Chamber Group, said Lil Wayne was under the care of his own doctors and was in good spirits.

“He thanks his fans for their everlasting support, prayers and well wishes,” Sherron said.

Several reports said the 33-year-old New Orleans native was taken to Creighton University Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment today.

In March 2013, Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Los Angeles for seizures. He told a Los Angeles radio station that he’s an epileptic. In October 2012, he was hospitalized in New York for what was described as a severe migraine and dehydration.

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