Lil Wayne is recovering in hospital after he suffered multiple seizures in a Chicago hotel room, according to reports.
The 34-year-old rapper, who has epilepsy, missed a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday night after suffering a number of fits, TMZ reports.
Doctors at Northwestern Memorial advised against immediately releasing Wayne due to his latest run of poor health. As a result, his scheduled show Sunday night at Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas was canceled.
“Lil Wayne and the entire Young Money / Maverick team are valued partners and members of the Drai's LIVE family,” the show’s promoters explained in a social media post. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai's wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.”
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The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, has had a string of well-publicised health setbacks in recent years.
He was hospitalized in June 2016 after suffering what was described at the time as two minor seizures just days prior to his planned appearance at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. And in 2013, Wayne spent time in an intensive care unit. “The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though,” he said at the time.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Rapper Lil Wayne attends the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards and Festival on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MTV)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Rapper Lil Wayne performs during the America's Most Wanted Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 27: Rapper lil Wayne attends at Label on February 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
CAMDEN, NJ - AUGUST 21: Lil Wayne performs during Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 01: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. known by his stage name Lil Wayne attends Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 1, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02: Rapper Lil Wayne attends DIRECTV'S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Mardi Gras World on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 21: Rapper Lil Wayne sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Lil Wayne celebrates his birthday party hosted by MADE and Dusse at Lure Nightclub on September 24, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Lil Wayne (L) and Reginae Carter attend the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 01: Lil Wayne performs in concert during Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014 in East Rutherford City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
CHAMBLEE, GA - APRIL 27: Lil Wayne attends a party at Velvet Room on April 27, 2014 in Chamblee, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)