US rapper Lil Wayne has been discharged from hospital after a six-day stay following a series of seizures.

Rumours of the hip-hop star's death had circulated online after he was found in a critical condition on the set of a music video and rushed to ICU at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood.

It had been suggested that the Lollipop hitmaker, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, had taken a lethal cocktail of cough "sizzurp", a mixture of fizzy drinks, hard sweets and codeine before collapsing.

Lil Wayne's publicist and Young Money label chairman Mack Maine confirmed that the star was on the road to recovery.

"Thanks to Cedar Sinai for everything!!! @LilTunechi has been officially been released and is headed home....God is great," Maine told fans on Twitter.

According to celebrity website TMZ, Lil Wayne was still feeling weak and planned to recuperate at home.

News of his release came just hours after it was alleged that doctors feared the worst after his condition remained critical and he could not be moved out of ICU.

The 30-year-old star set the record that he was not dead.

"I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," he tweeted his 10.6 million followers.

Maine said: "'Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon.

"We will be releasing an official statement shortly but don't believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe - that's false!!"

During his stay at the Los Angeles clinic celebrities including Drake and Nicki Minaj visited him. Usher and Justin Timberlake also wished his a speedy recovery.