Music icon Dr. Dre 'doing great' after suffering suspected brain aneurysm
LOS ANGELES - Music icon and Los Angeles' own Dr. Dre is fighting for his life at the hospital after suffering a suspected brain aneurysm, according to a report from TMZ.
Dr. Dre., whose legal name is Andre Young, was hospitalized in an intensive care unit at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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FOX 11's Elex Michaelson spoke with TMZ's Harvey Levin to hear the latest on Young's hospitalization. Levin told FOX 11 that Young suffered a medical emergency on Monday.
However, as of Tuesday night, Young is conscious, "stable and lucid," Levin said.
Levin says doctors are trying to figure out where the bleeding is coming from and how to stop it.
"He's by no means out of the woods," Levin said.
Following his hospitalization, the hip-hop legend took to social media to thank the medical team and fans for the support and saying he's "doing great."
"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. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!" he said on his Instagram page.
Young is often credited with popularizing the gangsta rap genre in the 1980s as a member of the rap group N.W.A. He went onto produce music for up-and-coming artists Eminem and 50 Cent in the early 2000s.
After reports of Young's health conditions surfaced, former N.W.A. groupmate Ice Cube took to social media to offer his well wishes to his longtime DJ.
Following his decorated music career, Young co-founded Beats Electronics, where he released the popular Beats By Dre headphones.
Hours after it was announced he was hospitalized, a group of bandits attempted to burglarize his Brentwood residence. Four people were arrested following the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.
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