Lil Wayne Gets Nine Stitches in His Head After Skateboarding Accident

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The rapper suffered a head wound after falling from his skateboard in a St. Louis skatepark Sunday.

Rapper Lil Wayne (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) is recovering after suffering from a head wound at a St. Louis skatepark, he tweeted Monday. 

"The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," he wrote.

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The musician was in St. Louis Sunday for a performance at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Local television station, KTVI-TV reported that he arrived at DePaul Health Center's emergency room with a large entourage. 

Carter's next album, Carter IV will be released on iTunes and at midnight August 29 -- hours after he performs new material at the MTV Video Music Awards. 

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“I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea. I hope that I can open the door for others,” he said in a statement Monday. The album, his first since his release from jail for a weapons charge, features collaborations with rappers Drake, Busta Rhymes, Cory Gunz and Rick Ross