Rapper makes emergency landing after mid-air scare
Michael Baggs
14:29 26th October 2012

Lil Wayne was rushed to hospital yesterday after his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing when the rapper suffered seizure-like symptoms.

The rapper, who recently revealed he had recorded a hundred new tracks with Dr Dre, was taken ill during a flight in his jet and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas. Lil Wayne was then rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and is said to have spent several hours being treated by hospital staff.

The star is said to have been discharged at 6pm local time, and US gossip website TMZ claims he is now 'doing better'.

The Young Money rapper recently revealed he had a huge collection of new tracks he was readying for release, not to mention his own range of Beats headphones. This announcement contradicted a previous statement from the star, in which he suggested he would quit music for a career as a professional skateboarder.

Lil Wayne with Drake and Nicki Minaj at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Speaking to MTV, he explained how Dre likes to work when coming up with new material.

Wayne said: "I've always worked with Dre. I'm not sure if you guys know how Dre works, Dre always sends you a song, so I done, probably did like 90 songs for Dre. You just never know which one he gonna put out."

Wayne added: "I'll always be up to work with Dre, it's always cool with him.

"As far as the headphones, I'm super excited about that collaboration, I couldn't be more excited."

Watch Lil Wayne's biggest UK hit, 'Mirrors', below.

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