A rumor saying that rapper "Lil Wayne" was near death at a California Hospital lit up the Twitterverse Friday, causing panic among his fans.
TMZ broke the story Friday saying that Wayne had suffered several seizures and was in a medically induced coma in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai as a result, ABC said.
This information prompted fans to take to Twitter to voice their sympathies, well wishes, and admiration for the rapper, causing "Lil Wayne" to become a trending topic on the social media website.
Wayne has a history of seizures and had been hospitalized for a seizure earlier last week, MTV News reported.
According to senior publicity director for Wayne's record label Cash Money Records, Vickie Charles, "Wayne is doing well."
Friends of Lil Wayne have also tweeted about his current condition, sting that he is "alive and well" and that he appreciates the fans' "prayers and concern," ABC reported.