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Lil Wayne hurt in St. Louis skateboard accident

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  • Rapper Lil Wayne is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.

      Rapper Lil Wayne is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Rapper Lil Wayne is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.

The 28-year-old rapper was in suburban St. Louis Sunday for a performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre. KTVI-TV reported that Lil Wayne, accompanied by a large entourage, showed up Sunday at DePaul Health Center's emergency room.

Hospital spokeswoman Jamie Newell would not confirm Lil Wayne was at the hospital, citing privacy laws. But Lil Wayne posted on Twitter Monday that he suffered a gash over his left eye that required nine stitches.

Messages left with Lil Wayne's management were not returned.

Lil Wayne's album "The Carter III" won the 2008 Grammy Award for best rap album. His latest, "The Carter IV," will be in stores Aug. 29.

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