Bad things happen to people all the time. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Average Joe or a multi-million-dollar-earning celebrity. Twitter was abuzz this weekend with two such celebs announcing that they were, in fact, still alive after some unfortunate sequence of events.
Most people know rapper Lil’ Wayne, the Grammy-winning and multiplatinum-selling hip hop artist. Fewer know that he has has a history of seizures and suffered one a few days ago that sent him to a Los Angeles hospital.[quote author=”- Close Friend of Lil’ Wayne” style=”1″]He’s good, just resting.” [/quote]
Fans around the world were stunned by the reports. Twitter lit up with rumors, spreading fears of the worst for Wayne’s outcome, but a Tweet in his name attempted to calm the tempest.
Lil’ Wayne turned to Twitter to give fans an update:
I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
Meanwhile, to south Florida where NFL free agent Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida, according to his agent. Stallworth’s agent said the 10-year NFL veteran won’t suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead. [quote author=”- Stallworth’s Agent” style=”1″]He’s going to be OK. He has some burns, but he’s going to be fine. He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career.[/quote] And just to be sure fans and Fantasy Football warriors were reassured he was okay, Stallworth took to Twitter himself:
I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes more than you know. I feel lucky to be alive.#blessed
— Donte’ Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) March 17, 2013
The basket carrying three hot air balloon passengers crashed into the power lines while airborne, according to Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland.