Dr. Dre has been hospitalized for a possible brain aneurysm, according to reports. The legendary rap artist was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday and at one point was in intensive care, a source revealed to Los Angeles Times. He is now in a stable condition after undergoing testing, a second source said.
Dre acknowledged that he was hospitalized but didn’t reveal the cause. He delivered a health update in a statement to Instagram.
"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," he captioned a black and white photo of himself sitting in a recording studio. "Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, became a business mogul following his success as one of the four original members of the rap group N.W.A. He produced the Oscar-nominated film "Straight Outta Compton," which followed the story of how N.W.A began. From there he went on to establish Beats Electronics.
Shortly after news of his hospitalization broke, dozens of celebrities flooded social media with well wishes. Among them was fellow rapper L.L Cool J, who had positive news to share.
"Dr is recovering nicely," he tweeted.
Ice Cube, a former member of N.W.A., asked followers to pray for Dre.
"Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre," he tweeted
"Beloved @drdre…Love you man…Like my own son!!!" added music icon Quincy Jones on Twitter. "After going through 2 aneurysms myself, I’m believing & trusting that you will come out stronger than ever before! Here for you—whatever you need."
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