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Lil Wayne appears in an undated 2010 photo posted on his Twitter page. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/LilWayne

Lil Wayne suffers minor injury in skateboard accident

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08/22/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Lil Wayne is recovering from a skateboard accident the occurred on Sunday where he gashed his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.

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

The rapper Tweeted about the incident and reveled he required nine stitches to close up his wound. "The Lou was good but I busted my [expletive] head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," he wrote on Monday.

Lil Wayne is set to release his ninth studio album "The Carter IV" on Aug. 29. The album has been pushed back several times. Initially, the rapper announced in March that the album was supposed become available on May 16, 2011, but the release date was later pushed to June 21 before this recent update.

'The Carter IV' will be Wayne's first album since his release from prison in November. The hip-hop artist spent his eight months behind bars last year for a 2007 felony gun conviction.

Actress Anne Hathaway recently showed off her rap skills during an appearance on "Conan" last week. The 28-year-old actress recently performed a rap in what she called "the style of Lil Wayne" on the TBS late-night talk show.

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