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Report: Lil Wayne taken to hospital after having seizure at Loop hotel

Hip-hop artist Lil Wayne headlines the America's Most Wanted Festival at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., Saturday, August 10, 2013. | Guy Rhodes/For Sun-Times Media

Rapper Lil Wayne was rushed to the hospital Sunday after having a seizure at a hotel in The Loop, according to a report from TMZ.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being found unresponsive at a hotel room at The Westin, 909 N. Michigan Ave., TMZ said. The 34-year-old rapper, who is epileptic, is reported to have had a seizure.

Fire crews responded about 2:30 p.m. Sunday to a call of a 34-year-old man who was having seizures at the Dana Hotel & Spa, 660 N. State St., according to Chicago Fire Dept. Cmdr. Curtis Hudson. The man was then taken to Northwestern, where his condition was stabilized. Hudson could not confirm the man’s identity.

According to the TMZ report, members of Wayne’s team tried to have him discharged from Northwestern Sunday afternoon so he could perform at a Las Vegas show, but doctors advised against the move. Wayne has had seizures while flying in the past, and doctors thought it was too risky for him to fly to the Vegas show.

It was unclear whether he was still at Northwestern on Sunday night, TMZ said.

A representative for Northwestern said she couldn’t confirm whether Wayne was at the hospital Monday afternoon because no one had been checked in under his name.

Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, posted a tweet Monday afternoon claiming her father was “doing fine.”

“Thanks for the concerns,” the younger Carter tweeted. “You guys are amazing.”

“Oh yeah .. & don’t believe everything you hear,” she added in a separate tweet.