Hospitalized L.A. Rap Legend Dr. Dre Says He’s ‘Doing Great’

While the mogul was on the mend at Cedars-Sinai, his Brentwood home was targeted by burglars

UPDATE: Wednesday, January 6 — In an Instagram post that went live Tuesday night, Dr. Dre told followers he’s “doing great” following a reported brain aneurysm that landed him in the hospital in L.A.

“Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes,” he wrote. “I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”


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According to the LAPD, Dr. Dre’s Brentwood home was the target of an attempted burglary on Tuesday night as the rapper convalesced. Four suspects were arrested, and an investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, January 5 — Compton-bred rapper turned music megamogul Dr. Dre, 55, reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm and is being cared for in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai in L.A.

TMZ reported the news first, saying sources close to Dre—born Andre Young—suffered the serious aneurysm on Monday and was rushed to the ICU at Cedars, where he remains. L.A. hospitals have been stretched to their breaking point in recent weeks; according to the New York Times‘ tracking tool, ICU capacity at Cedars is current at a troubling 124 percent.

As doctors reportedly perform tests to determine the cause of Dre’s bleeding—TMZ reports he’s “stable and lucid”—fellow hip-hop legends dispatched messages of support. Former N.W.A. member Ice Cube asked his twitter followers to “send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre.” Snoop Dogg, who was discovered by Dre in the early ’90s, shared a video to Instagram of him and Dre performing at Coachella with the caption, “GET WELL DR DRE WE NEED U CUZ.”


Dr. Dre’s been in the news in recent months as he and his wife of 20 years, Nicole Young, go through a messy divorce and battle over spousal support. Incidentally, Dre is being represented in those proceedings by Laura Wasser, who was also retained in recent months by Kim Kardashian. News that Kardashian and husband Kanye West may be on the road to divorce also broke today.

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