The 55-year-old hip-hop mogul was rushed to the hospital by ambulance on January 4 and was taken straight to the ICU at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Dre is still in the ICU as of Tuesday, January 5. As for his latest health update, sources told TMZ that he’s “stable and lucid,” but doctors are not sure what caused the bleeding in the first place.
Doctors will continue to run a series of tests to try and figure out what happened and if there are other possibly related health issues, TMZ reported.
UPDATE: On Tuesday evening, Dre was able to update everyone on his health status, announcing that he should be “back home soon,” allowing all his friends, family, and fans the ability to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Dre wrote, “Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
Dre Is Scheduled to Appear in Court on Wednesday
The “What’s the Difference” rapper is currently in the midst of a very publicized and nasty divorce with his wife of 24 years, Nicole Young. The couple called it quits in June 2020, according to Los Angeles County Court documents cited by The Blast. Young filed on June 29 and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
She is asking for spousal support from Dre, who’s estimated net worth is around $800 million, TMZ reported. Dre and Young share two grown children, Truice and Truly. Due to the rapper’s current health status, it’s likely the hearing in Downtown Los Angeles will be pushed to a later date.
Young is asking the judge to reject the couple’s prenuptial agreement, which she signed in 1996 but claims Dre ripped up early in their marriage. The Beats by Dre co-founder, however, denies he did such a thing. Young is asking for $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorney fees, according to the outlet.
Prayers & Well Wishes Filled Twitter Following the News of Dre’s Health Scare
Born in Compton, California, Dre, the founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and the previous owner of Death Row Records, is beloved across the world. After getting his career started with N.W.A., his debut solo album, The Chronic, instantly made him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The iconic record included the hit “Nuthin But a ‘G’ Thang” and earned his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Let Me Ride.”
Classic albums that Dr. Dre has been heavily involved in:
Straight Outta Compton
No One Can Do It Better
The Slim Shady Lp
The Marshall Mathers Lp
The Eminem Show
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
good kid m.A.A.d city
The GOAT. Pray for him❤️ pic.twitter.com/dii2WmAxMy
— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) January 6, 2021
With Aftermath Records, he produced the careers of Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg. He’s won six Grammy Awards and his early work inspired the 2015 biopic film Straight Outta Compton. He also starred in the HBO docuseries The Defiant Ones, with Beats by Dre co-founder Jimmy Iovine.
DR. DRE I LOVE YOU BUBBA
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) January 6, 2021
News that the rap mogul was in the ICU on Tuesday evening shook friends, fellow celebrities and fans, who expressed their well-wishes and prayers on Twitter.
Regardless of Dr. Dre’s controversial past, he is one of the founding fathers of what we all embrace today. There’s no rapper that we praise as great that hasn’t been inspired by him.
Pray for Hip Hop’s doctor 🙏🏾. pic.twitter.com/RbgOuKThrO
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) January 6, 2021
It’s still Dre Day. Still keep the family in your prayers. You never know yall.
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) January 6, 2021
Rap journalist Debating Hip-Hop tweeted, “Dr. Dre is one of, if not the most influential and impactful figure in hip-hop. From N.W.A, to Aftermath he has paved the way for 4 decades.”
I’m hearing reports that Dr Dre has suffered an aneurysm and is in hospital
We CANNOT afford to lose this genius, this man has been instrumental in shaping so much of the music we’ve come to love today. You got this Dre🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/sG1SragljN
— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) January 6, 2021