Dr. Dre says he’s ‘doing great’ at the hospital after suffering a reported brain aneurysm
Following reports that he had suffered a possible brain aneurysm, rapper and producer Dr. Dre said late Tuesday he was “doing great” and recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team,” the 55-year-old said in a statement posted to his Instagram account. “I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, is reportedly in stable condition after he was taken to the intensive care unit on Monday, according to TMZ, the first to report the news. The music mogul did not disclose the reason he was hospitalized. The story was later confirmed by the Los Angeles Times and E! News.
Requests for comment to Dr. Dre’s representatives were not immediately returned late Tuesday.Dr. Dre burst onto the national scene in the 1980s from Compton, Calif., as part of N.W.A, the influential gangster rap group. An architect of the West Coast rap scene, his 1992 debut solo album, “The Chronic,” is considered one of the most important and influential albums of the era. Last year, the Library of Congress hailed the album as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it to be preserved for the National Recording Registry.
The six-time Grammy winner has grown into a decorated producer, helping oversee the careers of artists spanning multiple decades and eras — from 2Pac and Snoop Dogg to Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.