Rapper Lil Wayne has received nine stitches after he was injured skateboarding after a Midwest gig.
Wayne- real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.- was at a stop in St. Louis, Missouri when the mishap occurred. The rap star was visiting a skate park with friends, and gave this harrowing account of his injuries on Twitter:
“The Lou [St. Louis] was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people”
Before Lil Wayne sustained the injuries, he performed at St. Louis’ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. Sometime after the show, he and his boys visited the skate park where the rapper got hurt. He was taken to DePaul Health Center emergency room nearby, and witnesses say there was a flurry of activity when the rapper appeared with his entourage.
DePaul Health Center refused to confirm any information about Lil Wayne’s injury or the events surrounding his ER visit, citing privacy laws. Lil Wayne is set to perform this weekend at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Following his performance, the rapper’s new album The Carter IV will be released through digital formats ahead of its August 29th record store debut. The upcoming joint features collaborations with rap heavies such as Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes.
Lil Wayne hit it big in 2008 with album The Carter III, for which he won a Grammy. In 2010, he was waylaid in further album-making due to a stint in a New York prison on weapons charges. Reps for the rapper have not commented on the skate park incident.