Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lil' Wayne And Sizzurp

Yesterday, Lil Wayne was rushed back to the emergency room after suffering multiple seizures. This comes shortly after he had been released from the hospital on Wednesday after suffering seizures. Apparently between Wednesday and yesterday, Lil' Wayne went on a sizzurp drinking binge which caused the seizures. At one point yesterday, Lil' was reported to be in critical condition and near death and rappers from the hip hop community have gathered by his hospital room. There have been numerous conflicting reports about whether he was close to death or in stable condition. His people seem to think he is fine. TMZ would like him as near death as possible without actually dying. It is kind of the same way they feel about Kris Humphries. All of this goes to show you that even if you know you might or probably will die, it can be tough to give up your addictions.

47 comments:

scratchy kitty said...

Yes and TMZ is the strongest addiction of all. :-)

Agent**It said...

He was tweeting while he was in a coma. Is there a new record due out?

Anna Nonymous said...

Who's going to tell him to stop? Who's going to demand that he go to rehab and take a break? Anyone around him? His Mother who's apparently rushing to his bedside? His parasites? His employees? Whom?

lazyday603 said...

I want to buy the poor guy two T's and an E. Nobody should have to go through life with a misspelled first name. It's just embarrassing.

smash said...

I am more concerned about the Seacrest breakup. What the what what?!

January Girl said...

I know it's tmz, but his "tweet" is suspicious. Photo or it didn't happen.

detown359 said...

I don't buy the tweets. Any assistant can tweet.

He had seizures a few months back so I would not be surprised in thr slightest if it is happening again. Has Toya Wright said anything on any social media channels?

libby said...

HOW do people get so much codeine cough syrup, that they can drink it like cocktails for days?

To get one lil bottle, I have to get bronchitis. Tiny weak-ass bottle.

Do people traffic DRUMS of this shit, or what? It's NASTY. I'd rather buy codeine pills in Mexico or Canada, if codeine were what I needed so much.

timebob said...

As a rapper, the least he could do is get taking out in a blaze of bullets.

Not by a bottle of Robitussin, just embarrassing.

Agent**It said...

Nobody is buying the tweets, folks. It's a little joke. Mayor Timebob, death by Robitussin, LOL.

Sara said...

I just had bronchitis a few weeks ago and I got cough syrup with codeine. I loved that it stopped my coughing fits but it tasted so bad. How can anyone drink it?

Pogue Mahone said...

Hopefully Justin Bieber and others that abuse codeine, Sizzurp, cough syrup and other drugs will learn a lesson from this.

PuggleWug said...

I've been prescribed "sizzurp" when I just had a cough from sinus drainage. I'm sure there are tons of doctors rich people can buy off.

B626 said...

All those baby mammas better have the parentage papers filed with their lawyers. Divvying up this estate is going to get more than a LIL Ugly!

S.joy said...

I have a strong dislike for Wayne but for the sake of his many children, I really hope he gets some help.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I totally understand the addiction to sizzurp. That stuff is the best!

Pogue Mahone said...

PuggleWug: Here in Canada you don't even need a doc's prescription to get cough syrup with codeine. You can just buy it right at the pharmacy. You just have to get it behind the counter by asking the pharmacist; it's not right on the shelf with the other cough meds. It's that easy.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Hell, I've had a cough so bad I pulled something in my ribs, and the doctor says "buy some Robitussin." Ended up taking so much of it that now, even the smell of Red Bull makes me want to hurl!

Serendippity do dah said...

Codeine is not something to eff around with.
Shit is serious as a heart attack. Hope Bieber heard
About this, even if he is a little punk!

califblondy said...

I got a little bottle of something after coming down with bronchitis and that was the best stuff ever. But I can't imagine drinking it just to get high.

@timebob, that's funny

LottaColada said...

@timebob- HA!

auntliddy said...

Lib, and as i learned as a teen, there is a barf factor with cold meds that is very unpleasant.

EGB said...

We used to say lets 'Tussin up in the old Gilman St Garage days, never had the stomach for it. It's the abuse of the cough syrup combined with regular alcohol and weed that makes it so much more dangerous.

auntliddy said...

Get it together man!!! This aint no life!!!!

Serendippity do dah said...

Aunt Liddy: thats true. Hope he gets help!

StewMcG said...

I can't imagine voluntarily drinking large quantities of cough syrup. Then again, it might have something to do with the fact my mother used to buy terpin hydrate with codeine at CVS back in the late '80s, when I was in high school. (Yes, it was sold OTC and you didn't need to ask the pharmacist or show your license to get it.) That stuff was nasty!

Just_Me said...

I wasn't even aware that this was the new "BUZZ" fad. Aging myself here, but over 30 years ago an 8 oz. bottle of Cherry flavored Robitussin would keep me blazin for a full 8 hours (they've since changed the ingredients). Yeah, I was that kind of teenager much to my parents dismay. I still to this day can't stomach any cough medicine that is cherry flavor.

Ella Bee said...

I am embarrassed that I know this, but after that "Like a G-6" song, I totally googled Sizzurp. Sizzurp, or Purple Drank, is the combination of the codeine cough syrup with sprite and pieces of Jolly Rancher, which cuts the bitter taste of the cough syrup by itself. Not that this fact makes it any better, but I think this is why so many people can stomach it and drink it for extended periods of time.

From what I have read, Wayne actually had a Promethazine OD, which is the other part of the syrup, an anti-nausea drug that is also found in certain prescription cough medicines and used as an anti-histamine.

Either way, if he was mixing a bunch of meds, this was bound to happen sadly. Maybe this is his wakeup call. Doesn't he have like 14 kids?

Alma said...

So his people are basically trying to prop him up until they can get a hologram so they can continue their lifestyle.

Mooshki said...

If you're actually sick and not looking for a high, there is nothing even close to Delsym for getting rid of a cough. I couldn't have made it through bronchitis without it. And it's a liqui-gel, so no bad taste.

erika said...

hmmm, let this be a lesson perhaps for the Biebs...another sad outcome could be he survives but, with mssive brain trauma that sets him back to approx age 2 mentally and partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair...(needing help with feeding, bathing, pooping, etc...)\

Ive seen a few such cases out there, and esp for beibs, at such a young age, what a horror. to put your family throught that as they play h

surfer said...

I have a prescription for codeine cough medicine (it has decongestant in it as well) - it's called Dimetane Expectorant DC. Cherry or grape flavored. Tastes great and works like a charm - but if you take too much, it knocks you out.

Sherry said...

LIL Ugly is right.

YoMismo said...

I don't know what the real situation is, but the twitter trick was something that Hugo Chávez (his VP) did a lot when he was nearly dead.

Spike Gomes said...

14 Kids? He's not even a very good rapper!
Jeeze I know someone who made an important genetics discovery that could possibly lead to a better understanding in cancer treatment. He said he's never gonna have kids. This guy and Octomom pop 'em out when they can't even care for one. I know what the future is going to look like.

Ella Bee said...

I work in social media & marketing and have worked as a social mgr for a couple of musicians & an NFL celeb. At any given time, I can use twitter as one of the TV shows or personalities we manage. I'm not buying that the tweet was him...it was prob Mack Maine or his manager, Cortez whatever. While there are some celebs who do tweet for themselves, there are many others who pay someone to do it in their "voice", either part or full time.

Jessie said...

Uh, I don't get this culture. If you're an adult, drink alcohol and don't waste medical treatment.

Lola said...

@Pogue, it's not just the codeine that makes Sizzurp so dangerous. they use a cough syrup that has codeine and Promethazine which is an old school, prescription only antihistamine that will make you loopy as hell (I used to take it occasionally as a kid for my allergies). To give you an idea of how out of it it can make you, if you've ever been prescribed Phenergan for nausea/vomiting (usually suppositories)...that is Promethazine. Mix it with codeine, take it in large quantities...yeah, it's bad stuff.

@Libby, ITA. I'm taking Promethazine/codeine right now for a horrible, horrible cough and it is some nasty, gross stuff.

Ari said...

He needs to chill

MadLyb said...

I'm not a fan or anything, but I hope he gets better. What a horrible thing to go through (multiple seizures). Is it bad that after the "good" reasons I don't want him to die (i.e.; because he's a human being, and because of all his kids), there are other reasons? If he dies, we're going to hear about all his baby mama drama and dog forbid, you know a few of them are going to get a reality show, "House of Tunechi", "Wayne Dynasty", or something like that.

Izzie Marceaux said...

I have RX for the codeine stuff and also for promethazine (haven't needed that one in a looong time, thank goodness) - but I never get buzzed, just so freaking sleepy and loopy and kind of Alice in Wonderland. Maybe I just need to add sprite & Jolly Ranchers. (EWWWWW)

Mango said...

When I get sick I ask my quack for "that cough syrup in the brown bottle" and he prescribes promethazine with codeine. I can't imagine getting high from the stuff because just a spoonful makes me sleeeeeep, which is exactly what I want, a spoonful so I can sleep without coughing my brains out all night.

Jenna Leigh said...

I never knew what sizzurpp (whatever) and purple drank was until now. Always learning. Thanks CDAN!

Chicky said...

@stew - I remember terpin hydrate VERY well - dreadful taste, worked like crazy though!!!

ms snarky said...

@Jenna -
luckily, I never knew what exactly purple drank / sizzurpp was either. I feel so street now!

bri swartley said...

He was in Cedars 3 -4 days before this, with muli-seizures. Besides, if he was so ok, & up and tweeting, where's those pics and videos they were saying he'd be posting them "soon" to show TMZ?

bri swartley said...

To get the real "high" with sizzurp/lean/purple drank/purp, etc whatever you want to call it, you have to drink a lot, & the effective is heightened by smoking a couple of blunts, w it. The problem is, the combo causes severe central nervous system depression, seizures, & death. Also, most people aren't aware, but there's a diff between a cough med w/ codeine in it, versus hydrocodone, as hydro is chemically the same opiod as lorcet, lortab, vicodin, vicoprophen, etc, as it is a compound drug, of codeine and thebaine. It is actually a much, much better cough medication than cough syrups that use codeine. The strongest cough syrup avail in the US is Codiclear DH, which actually contains small amounts of ethanol! Yikes, right?? Best-Tussinex Pennkinetic. Hope this helps!