Dr. Dre’s Health Condition Update Since Brain Aneurysm

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Getty Rapper Dr. Dre was rushed to the ICU in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm on Monday, January 4.

The hip-hop world is holding its breath after learning legendary rapper Dr. Dre, whose birth name is Andre Romelle Young, suffered a brain aneurysm, as first reported by TMZ.

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

GettyDr. Dre speaks onstage as Snoop Dogg is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

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