Dr. Dre reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm and was brought to a Los Angeles hospital where he remained Tuesday.
The 55-year-old rapper, producer, and record company executive suffered the aneurysm on Monday and entered the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as TMZ first reported.
Two sources familiar with Dre’s condition confirmed the news to The Los Angeles Times, although the newspaper reported the legendary musician was admitted to the hospital with a “possible” brain aneurysm.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, was “stable and lucid” on Tuesday, according to TMZ. Doctors were performing tests to try to determine the cause of the bleeding.
In a tweet later Tuesday night, rapper LL Cool J indicated Dre’s condition was improving.
“Dre is recovering nicely,” he wrote.
Dre is recovering nicely. ✊🏾
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) January 6, 2021
Dre himself soon assured fans on Instagram that he was doing well.
“I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team,” he wrote. “I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
Dre first found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. and later co-founded Beats Electronics with fellow producer Jimmy Iovine. The company is now a billion-dollar business owned by Apple.
As news spread of Dre’s hospitalization, several musicians sent well wishes, including Ice Cube, of N.W.A., who wrote on Twitter: “Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre.”
Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre. pic.twitter.com/dWSgzunpjj
— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 6, 2021
Rapper Snoop Dogg, another friend of and collaborator with Dre, posted a video on Instagram of a shared performance.
“GET WELL DR DRE WE NEED U CUZ,” he wrote.
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