Lil Wayne fans have been left heartbroken after the rapper hinted that he’s hanging up his mic.

The music star – who has had a rough year, suffering seizures and rowing with his label – tweeted that he was “defenceless and mentally defeated”, and fans have taken it to mean he is retiring.

I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016

ain't lookin for sympathy, just serenity

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016

Wayne later posted again, reassuring fans he is just fine.

I'm good y'all don't trip

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016

But people are still worried that we’ve seen the last of him.

There has been an outpouring of grief, with fans discussing Wayne’s talent and what he meant to music.

Lil Wayne really broke my heart man 😭

— GoodGalTay (@_xTaylorrrr) September 4, 2016

Lil Wayne oh no not retiring please

— Don fabiano (@Donfabiano4) September 4, 2016

lil wayne will always be one of the biggest most talented and influential rappers of our generation. thank you @LilTunechi

— yuli (@hes94jenner) September 3, 2016

Lil Wayne is the most lyrically talented rapper. If you don't believe so then you 😴💤

— Jon Snow (@CaowardlyDog) September 4, 2016

Damn Kobe retired now Lil Wayne!? We lost two legends

— CP3 (@codeycp3) September 4, 2016

Just took in we lost a legend , farewell Lil Wayne

— Gilbert Murere (@mrdrakejunior) September 4, 2016

Prayers for Lil Wayne 🙏🏽❤️ #BP

— Brianna Perry (@BRiANNAtheYRB) September 4, 2016

And some fans are clearly feeling a bit miffed that the rapper is deserting them.

I'm actually angry :/
What does Lil Wayne think he's doing? :/
He can't retire without dropping Carter V :/

— صهيون (@ImisiO_) September 3, 2016

Dear Lil Wayne, remember on Mr Carter , released in 2008 you said "2 words you'll NEVER hear, WAYNE QUIT." So??

— OG Worldstar (@OG_WorldStar) September 4, 2016