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Dr. Dre says he’s ‘doing great’ after being hospitalized in ICU for apparent brain aneurysm

Taryn Ryder

·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Dr. Dre is recovering from a possible brain aneurysm.

In an Instagram message posted on Tuesday night, the hip-hop icon said he’s “doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team.” Dre, born Andre Young, thanked “the great medical professionals” at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he’s currently hospitalized.

According to TMZ, the music mogul was rushed by ambulance to the ICU on Monday after suffering a brain aneurysm. The news was confirmed on Twitter by Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Winton.

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a representative for Dre, but did not immediately receive a response.

Dr. Dre, seen here in 2018, has reportedly been rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm.
Dr. Dre, seen here in 2018, has reportedly been rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm. (Photo: FilmMagic)

The 55-year-old Dre — considered an architect of the West Coast rap scene with his work with the legendary group N.W.A., as a solo artist, as co-founder of the infamous Death Row Records and as producer of work by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Eminem and Snoop Dogg — is stable and lucid, according to TMZ, while fellow rapper L.L. Cool J offered a positive prognosis on Twitter.

However, doctors apparently don’t know what caused the bleeding and are running tests, per TMZ. A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain and the severity can vary, according to Mayo Clinic.

Well wishes for the music legend have poured in on social media.

Ice Cube, Dre’s longtime friend and former running mate in N.W.A., asked for “love and prayers.” Cube’s son, actor O’Shea Jackson Jr., tweeted, “Me and my family are with you.” He also seemed optimistic about the entrepreneur’s condition.

Snoop Dogg shared a video from one of his many performances with Dre, writing, “Get well… we need [you]…”

Missy Elliott, G-Eazy, LeBron James and more stars also reacted.

Dre, who in addition to his considerable music credits was the co-founder of headphone company Beats (since acquired by Apple in a $3 billion deal), is in the middle of a contentious divorce with estranged wife Nicole Young.

Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that Young filed legal documents proving the rapper has plenty of funds — specifically, $262 million in Apple stock and cash — in order to pay her to “maintain the status quo” of her lifestyle. She is seeking $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees. Young is also asking the judge to reject their prenuptial agreement she signed in 1996. There is a hearing set for Wednesday on the issues, but given Dre’s health, it will likely be postponed.