*Lil Wayne is recovering after gashing his head while skateboarding in St Louis on Sunday.

The rapper was at a suburban area skate park yesterday (Aug. 21) before his performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre, reports the Associated Press. After hitting his head there, he showed up at the DePaul Health Centre’s Emergency Room accompanied by a large entourage.

The hospital’s spokeswoman Jamie Newell said she could not confirm the rapper was admitted to the facility because of privacy laws, but Wayne later tweeted, “The Lou was good but I busted my … head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people”.

Despite receiving a flurry of questions from fans, Lil Wayne is yet to reveal the details of how he was hurt. The accident comes shortly after Weezy announced he is to release new album “Tha Carter IV” immediately after the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.