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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dr. Dre reportedly in intensive care after brain aneurysm, Ice Cube calls for 'love and prayers' #MMBMusic

Taryn Ryder // Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Dr. Dre has reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm, but is stable.

According to TMZ, the music mogul was rushed by ambulance to the ICU at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday where he remains. The news was confirmed on Twitter by Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Winton, who noted that as of Tuesday evening, details on Dre’s condition are unclear.

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a representative for the hip-hop icon, born Andre Young, but did not immediately receive a response.

The 55-year-old Dre — considered an architect of the West Coast rap scene with his work with the legendary group N.W.A., as a solo artist, as co-founder of the infamous Death Row Records, and as producer of work by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Eminem and Snoop Dogg — is lucid, according to TMZ, while fellow rapper L.L. Cool J offered a positive prognosis on Twitter.

@LLCoolJ "Dre is recovering nicely."

However, doctors apparently don’t know what caused the bleeding and they are doing running tests, per TMZ. A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain and the severity can vary, according to Mayo Clinic.

Although the full extent of Dre’s condition is unknown, well wishes are pouring in on social media. Ice Cube, Dre’s longtime friend and former running mate in N.W.A., is asking for “love and prayers,” while Cube’s son tweeted, “Me and my family are with you.”


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