Rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly fighting for life at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a second series of seizures in a week.

The hitmaker has been placed in an induced coma, according to Tmz.com, and he has been listed in critical condition.

Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was initially hospitalised in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (12Mar13) after suffering multiple seizures. He was released on Wednesday (13Mar13) but taken back to the medical centre hours later after a bodyguard found him lying unconscious in his room.

The website reports the rap star is currently in the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai.