[Updated] Dr. Dre Says He’ll Be ‘Out of the Hospital and Back Home Soon’ After Brain Aneurysm


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Dr. Dre, one of the most influential hip-hop icons of the past three decades and a pinnacle of West Coast hip-hop, is currently in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, per TMZ, having suffering a brain aneurysm on Monday.

Dre (born Andre Young), 55, is “stable and lucid” per TMZ’s update on Tuesday evening.

Needless to say, this news hit social media like a wave, with his name trending on Twitter instantly. Eventually, Dre shared a message on his Instagram page confirming that he will be “out of the hospital and back home soon.”

 

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LL Cool J offered a bit of hopeful news regarding his status shortly after the initial news swept around the internet:

As People points out, this medical setback comes roughly six months after Dre’s wife, Nicole Young, filed for divorce after nearly 25 years of marriage.

In 1991, Dr. Dre left the hip-hop group N.W.A. to launch his solo career, which resulted in 1992’s genre and decade-defining The Chronic, which heavily featured a then up-and-coming rapper named Snoop Dogg.

Dre’s second official studio album came nearly a decade later, with 2001 (also referred to as The Chronic 2001) again serving as a launching pad for a rising hip-hop star … this time Eminem, as well as several other of Dre’s friends and colleagues.

At this point, Dre dipped away from his own solo rapping career to focus on producing, which has taken up much of the time since 2001’s release, save for 2015’s well-received Compton.


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