Lil Wayne gets 'gnarly gash' skateboarding
August 22nd, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Lil Wayne gets 'gnarly gash' skateboarding

Lil Wayne is recovering from what sounds like a nasty spill taken at a St. Louis-area skate park.

The rapper was in town to perform at a concert on Sunday, and afterward headed out with his skateboard. After taking a fall, though, he landed at the DePaul Health Center emergency room, reports Rolling Stone.

"The Lou was good but I busted my...head at the sk8park!" Wayne tweeted Monday. "9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people."

The 28-year-old is gearing up for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, and is set to release his album, "Tha Carter IV," immediately after the show on the Web.

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  1. house additions

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    April 9, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Southsider

    Yes I am smart all of you are not. I am holier than thow. Felt urgency to explain that to all of you. Just sayin'

    August 23, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Southsider

    Nobody picked up on the headline "Lil' Wayne Gets Gnarly Gash"???? I was laughing my butt off. I don't think that term means what you think that term means. I thought it was a crude euphemism (figure of speach)....but of course I assumed all along that it went without saying that he did. Just sayin'

    August 23, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. timbo

    @BiggerWayne~ I will invest to ! Smart move ! Lmao !

    August 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. BiggerWayne

    Heck, I sell skateboards to clutzes of all colors, I've got ER Dr.s investing in my Co. Keep em coming.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. tatiana

    Oh my god, nothing wrong with skateboarding. One of the hardest SPORTS out there. I admire anyone that can skate well. Lil wayne stop trying to be a skateboarder just because the clothes are "in style". I like his music but I hate how five years ago he used to dress like a "gangster" and now it looks like he shops at Zumiez like the rest of the posers.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. tatiana

    What a poser.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. The One WHo Knows

    And this is It was a skateboarding incident that doesn't bear mentioning, but I promise to laugh my a** off when it shows up on "It Only Hurts When I Laugh". Undoubtedly, homeboy is going to milk it for all he can simply because he's a...a...well, "artist" isn't accurate, and "performer" doesn't hit it..."doof". Yeah, that's it, like all skateboarders who vandalize public property and attempt to intimidate pedestrians, he's a "doof". Like my son says, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!"

    August 23, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mama

    Middle aged white mom who really enjoys Lil Wayne's music and saw him recently. Not being racist or anything but I'm sorry.....his pants don't fit. White, black, yellow or even black and yellow.....That young man's pants don't fit,. Kept pulling his drawers up the whole show. This could have been the cause for his falling off his skateboard...or the fact he's a little rusty now that he's on tour. But his pants on the ground....yup...I bet that's what made him fall....the pants on the ground.
    Can't wait to hear his new CD and wish him all the success....but with all that a belt won't kill ya

    August 23, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. chang

    When did he get out? mheh...

    August 23, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. SCW

    Most of you do not possess his level of vocabulary skills or lyrical talent. The number one sign of jealousy is slander. Face the facts people, if no one else ever bought a Lil Wayne album he would still have more money than all of us on this blog 10+ years down the road. Instead of sitting around trying to find a way to put someone else down, take a look at yourself and figure out a way to better your life.

    August 23, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. Trina Noel

    Be good Weezy baby,I know you were laughing at all the a""h*les from your first class hospital room.

    August 23, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. lil wayne

    All. Yall stfu! Shows the world is full of idiocracy. Dumb @$$ haters. Eat a d*ck!

    August 23, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      Up yaw N!GGER.

      August 23, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Why do you all use such foul language ? You're not an some social networking site, you're on a National online News site. Try to use your big boy words.....and don't make me "ax" you again !

      August 23, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      To Wendy.....what does "yaw up" mean

      Wendy – What does "yaw up " mean ?
      Is it anything like get on the hoss and "yaw up" as you ride into the sunset ...3 Amigos style ?

      August 23, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. felicia marie

    ow! hope he recovers well ... tie my hands and how to love! lil wayne is a talented lyricist! ... not perfect but we're all learning here!

    August 23, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. darrell

    Lil Wayne=stupid trash

    August 22, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. You Don't Get It

    Is it racist to say that Justin Bieber sucks? When there is real news out there but CNN takes up space to tell you that Lady Gaga nicked her lip shaving what would you say? This guy may make a lot of money, so does Bill Gates but I don't want to read about Bill Gates stubbing his toe. The reason this story is on CNN is that Lil Wayne has a record release next Monday and you can damn well bet Time Warner has a piece of that pie.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Keeping it Real

    His daddy abandoned his family when Lil Wayne was 2. Wayne accidentally shot himself with a 9mm at 13 and dropped out of high school at 14. No stereotypes in THAT story!!

    August 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kris

    The only tragedy here is that the fall didn't somehow permanently incapacitate his vocal cords. Not that it would matter, because the autotune brigade would still generate this noise that people call "music."

    August 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • The One Who Knows

      "The only tragedy here is that the fall didn't somehow permanently incapacitate his vocal cords"

      Or at least improve them.

      August 23, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  19. T in Dallas

    Lil Wayne....still proving to the masses he's not a REAL rapper. No self respecting rapper will get caught wearing SKINNY jeans at a skate park...wake up people...ur getting hustled...oh but he's not rapping anyway just talking and giggling through autotune all the way to the bank!

    August 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Li

      Would you rather that he wore those baggy pants and sagged them while he skated? What's with this hang-up about skinny jeans, anyway?

      Wayne is a so-so rapper. Basically he's just an actor. I'm glad he's OK, but the whole thing doesn't matter.

      August 23, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. GOD

    I sent death to come and get you racist mother*uckers....then I am going to flush your down my personal toilet to hell.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. buddget

    He's posessed to skate

    August 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 4real

    wow CNN what a great story and I see all of the flash mobs are on here

    August 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  23. real mf gggggssss

    hes better of skating then rapping

    August 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. pickels

    i guess if the web was around in the 50's we would be trashing Elvis and what horrible things he did for rock and roll

    August 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. How Dare You

    This is a simple story about Lil Waye getting hurt. If you are not a fan, don't read the story or comment. All you covert, internet racists are really coming out of the closet on this article. Using this as an outlet for your hate of his success that you wish you had or the black race period. I Dare You all to speak these same hateful words in front of Black people and let me know how that works out for you.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Is he the one that was on Dancing With The Stars ?

      August 23, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Sons of the Silent Age

      One on one you darkies are all cowards and thats speaking from experience. Oh when you are in your tribes you all tough gangstas butt one on one your are chickenShyt. Never met a darkie I couldnt outsmart or back into a corner. All of ya are basically dullars.

      August 23, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      To Sons of a Silent Age – Looks like the only "dullers" is you. Go to your google search and write in 'd u l l e r s' and see what lovely choices it will provide for you to select from. Play some banjo music while you're at it.

      August 23, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Sons of the Silent Age

      dullers dullards
      ask ax
      question querschun

      Its all the same to you thugs. Your lips are so big ya cant speak properly and your brains are so small ya cant string together a coherent sentence. Suffice is to say you are all cowards.

      August 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. JerB

    I love that this guy was out there skateboarding. Love it!!! Everyone get on a board!!

    August 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  27. JeffinIL

    Safety Tip: Don't skateboard on the Arch.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  28. I enjoy listening to rap

    This is nothing about race, Lil' Wayne is just a bad rapper. But jesus christ DJ Khaled is just trash WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST WE THE BEST

    August 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sparky

    did this lowlife insect trip over his pants?

    August 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dan

    I saw the whole thing....he was wearing shorty shorts and playing grab a$$ with a couple of other guys when he went down. Started crying like a little girl. Shameful.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. baron baucom

    Well buskerbeat you should be able to now go out and make 10 million dollars this year! Oh I forgot you can't Rap!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |


    August 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jon

    Just another one with "lil" importance.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Buskerbeat

    Ok, I just listened to "I ain't human" and I see who he is – he is the creation of a fat white cigar smoking barbershop-haircut record company man. Start each song with some mid-to-high sampling, then have Lil Wayne come in awkwardly as if his is in the middle of a conversation, mention how rich he is, how his N's will kill you with a (plug in the street name for a weapon), how you ain't a N and if you was a N his N's would kill you with a (plug in a different weapon name). Then spin down the beat to quarter time, spin it back up. End. Every f'in song. These aren't musicians, they aren't artists they are creations like The Monkeys and Stone Temple Pilots.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Buskerbeat

    Who is Lil Wayne? Is he the same as Lil Kim or Lil Scrappy? Is he important? Why don't hip hop artists last? Who is the Stones of rap? Who is the U2 of hip hop? They come, they get shot, they get shot again, they get arrested for shooting in their studio and then they disappear. Why should I care?

    August 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      dude, Hip Hop doesnt need "Stones" or "U2".. you know what all your problem is you guys are too stupid to really understand Hip Hop.. Shakespeare would be proud of hip hop.. oh and BTW U2 fell off a couple albums ago.. at least todays youth gives old music respect by appreciating what's come before and making room for new stuff, you boomers just wanna live in the past.... let it simmer for a bit, itll make sense!

      August 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Anthony

    lol im not even a little Wayne fan but you people are ridiculous, I hope you people don't ever procreate.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Dewayne Carter

    Phuc yall im a G.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      A prime example of what happens when you have the education level of a 7 year old. God help us all with these next to retarded people that share our airspace with us!!!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  38. T

    Such a good role model for our youth... Can I ask one simple question; what's the deal with wearing your pants down to your knees and showing other guys around you your underwear??? Does this mean he's bi? Is he gay? I'm not showing any men my underwear, especially when I'm wearing them!!! Pick your f-ing pants up for crying out loud, you're almost 30!!!

    August 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • KillHumans

      Yeah whats up with those damn kids and their scootboards, its like a rolllerskate with a board!

      August 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      its a fashion statement, they did the same to the long haired hippies, didnt they??? .. Don't fight modernism, you will lose in the end.. and stop blaming americas problems on blacks and latinos, its all the damn things that are imported from china that are killing our economy.. Seriously people use ur Fukin brains!!!

      August 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  39. works4me

    Too bad he didn't get a gnarly gash on his jugular. This guy has zero talent yet continues to make millions??
    A continuation of the dumbing of America...

    August 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      You're not kidding! This country is going to hell. The youth in this country have the worse people for role models. None of them respect ANYONE. Most have zero conscience, and how many have the intelligence of a friggin fencepost?? 90% A country full of disrespectful, spoiled, dumb a$$ youngsters...

      August 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. megacook28

    this is what happens when you act like you can play guitar,and when you think you can\m/

    August 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Al Snarkton

    Who cares? Just another dumba$$ making money on cRAP.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      Klu Klux Klan Killa
      just another bigot trying to give it to the blackies huh??

      August 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Tershina

    Oh.......he's out of jail!!!

    August 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  43. james


    That this man is popular in the US has made me lose a great deal of faith in this country.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      you should be disheartened by the fact that most products in US stores say "made in china", even american flags!

      August 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |

    SO MANY HATERS WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS!!! You all need to get to work and TRY to make the money he is making!! What's funny about most of the negative comments is it proves you all really no nothing about the man! It's all good Wayne!! You get nothing but love from the real ones!!!!

    August 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kyle

    Can anyone tell what his tattoos are? I can't tell because of his skin. Why does he bother with tattoos?

    August 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • KYLE


      August 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Loser

    Drinking malt liquor? He doesn't even drink alcohol evil kenievel

    August 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  47. PastySkinLoser

    I'm just mad because I'm white and Wayne makes in one hour what I make in 4 years. So I must post racist comments to feel better about my self. It's the pasty skin way here in America.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      There's no need to post these offensive comments! You should be ashamed!

      August 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOSER


      August 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      It may take you 4 years, but you still make more than 99% of the black people out there.

      August 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • darrell

      America should ashamed for making a stupid piece of trash like Lil Wayne rich

      August 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  48. hottotrot

    poor wayne....dont listen to these people...close minded individuals. i will pray for u

    August 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Why? god doesn't exist. It's a waste of time.

      August 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • james

      Not only does 'God' exist as a metaphysical truth, but even if he doesn't, prayer is a very beneficial activity. Stop living in the land of reductionist, selfish, materialism, open your eyes and look at the glorious life all around you. You are not 'dirt' – you are 'alive', the 'breath of god' lives in you, there is not scientific explenation for life (not evolution, not biology, not chemistry) – life itself defies the laws of physics.

      August 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorden

      And the Bible defies itself in several places.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      Kyle- sorry ur life sux dude!
      James- ur awesome!!!!!

      August 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  49. P. Ness

    Nothing a bucket of KFC won't cure

    August 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Kani

    Aww, too bad he didn't die. Hopefully next time.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Derek

    Why does he have to be in Jail?

    August 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ray ray

      I heard he passed out after conkin his head. They used some fried chicken instead of smellin saltz and he came right around.

      August 23, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  52. Yakobi.

    50 cent he ain't.
    I bet he gets a tattoo to cover the scar.

    August 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  53. clint

    nothing but a bunch of jealous racist here. Wayne is dope

    August 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kani

      Easy there Al Sharpton. Just because people don't like him doesn't make them racist.

      August 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKKK

      its the racists comments that are racist!

      August 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • boogie

      so if a light skinned person dogs on a darker skinned matter what...that makes them racist...right?
      That means that if a light skined "black" (even though nobodies really black) dogs on a darker skinned
      "black" that means the light skinned black is racist too?
      I just want to know the

      August 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  54. seriously?

    Shouldn't he be back in prison for something?

    August 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  55. dude

    next thing ya know he will try swimming

    August 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. oh please

    i thought this loser was in jail

    August 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |


      August 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |

    And just when you thought he couldn't get fuglier!

    August 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. nokoolaidcowboy

    Widdle Wayne, before your posses tells you, it couldn't have happened to anybody.
    It's just that you suck! LOL

    August 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Pull Yer Freakin' Pants Up

    If you wore pants the right size (with a belt) this wouldn't have happened, fool.

    August 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • grcoop

      I have to be the Devils advocate for just a minute. While a lot of bashing is going on here, your reply sir is maybe the most irrelevant and ignorant at the same time, so far on this forum. You obviously can't wait to take a jab at the Hip Hop culture, and here you are with "He should wear his pant's the right size with a belt", insinuating I suppose that his pants are baggy and falling off. Check it genius, Wayne wears his pants the exact correct size, too tight in my opinion, but what I'm saying is to know what your talking about before you say some stupid stuff to the world on this Wayne bashing blog.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • TOM


      August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Dude, baggy pants went out with the 90s.... I conquer with grcoop, you couldn't wait for a story like this, so you can just make a comment like that.

      August 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • sciihs1958

      Great remark Pull. LOLS

      Only thing better is when they have the cop shows on and some young dude tries to outrun a cop and his pants fall down around his ankles and he gets caught. Gawd I love it.

      August 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • For those who say his pants fit.

      August 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Yes, pull your pants up please ! We don't want to see all your lil' bits !

      August 23, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Policeman

      Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground

      August 23, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  60. WarrenBT

    Pick the world up drop it on our f***ing head.

    August 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |

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