Dr. Dre has taken to social media to assure fans he’s “doing great”, following reports he was hospitalised and taken to an intensive care unit after a suspected brain aneurysm.
On Instagram, the hip-hop mogul thanked family, friends and fans “for their interest and well wishes”. He wrote that he was “doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team.”
“I will be out of the hospital and back home soon,” he wrote. “Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
See his post below:
TMZ broke the news on Tuesday (January 5), citing “sources connected to Dre and with direct knowledge”. A crime reporter with the Los Angeles Times also reported that the 55-year-old had been hospitalised at Cedars-Sinai.
TMZ reported that Dr. Dre remained in intensive care today and was “stable and lucid”. Doctors are yet to determine the cause of the bleeding and are continuing to run tests on the rapper-cum-entrepreneur, they reported.
Dr. Dre is in the middle of divorce proceedings with Nicole Young, to whom he was married for 24 years. They are reportedly due to attend a hearing Wednesday (January 6) in Los Angeles.
Last month, it was reported that Dr. Dre’s new album was finished. The record would be Dre’s first since he released ‘Compton’ in 2015.
Detroit rapper Page Kennedy hinted that Dre’s longtime friend and collaborator, Eminem, will make an appearance on the new record. Dr. Dre is yet to confirm the album’s release date.
Fellow artists including Ice Cube, Kaytranada, DJ Paul and Ciara, among others, have since wished for Dre’s speedy recovery. Rapper LL Cool J has also tweeted that Dre is “recovering nicely”.
Dre is recovering nicely. ✊?
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) January 6, 2021
Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre. pic.twitter.com/dWSgzunpjj
— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 6, 2021
prayers up for Dre! ??
— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) January 6, 2021
Praying for you Dr. Dre. Praying for a full recovery ❤️??
— Ciara (@ciara) January 6, 2021
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