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Lil Wayne has offered to help financially support the police officer who helped him when he shot himself, aged 12.
The offer comes after the rapper attempted to take his own life as a child and was found by the police. Wayne recently revealed in an interview that Robert Hoobler was the only officer to express concern for his welfare.
Hoobler has now told TMZ that Wayne told him he would help him with anything after bumping into each other at a New Orleans concert.
Hoobler said he has not yet taken up the offer but has discussed with the rapper’s team about joining them in an administrative capacity.
Wayne previously referenced Hoobler on his song “London Roads”, in which he suggested the police officer had died.
Earlier this week, Wayne went into detail about his mental health struggles on YouTube show Uncomfortable Conversations.
He opened up about attempting to take his own life aged 12 and urged others to come forward and talk about their mental illnesses.
He said: “I’m hoping I can help anyone else out there who’s dealing with mental health problems by being vulnerable.”
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