UPDATE, 8:19 PM: Prolific music producer and music industry giant Dr. Dre said he is doing well after being hospitalized for a brain aneurysm. Dre addressed his friends, family and fans with a social media post shared on Tuesday night.
“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 wrote. “Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
PREVIOUS, 6:16 PM: Dr. Dre is hospitalized with a suspected brain aneurysm, a well-positioned medical source tells Deadline tonight. The hip hop legend and Straight Outta Compton producer is in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but his condition is unknown.
Born Andre Young, the N.W.A rapper-turned-solo star and megaproducer also co-founded the Beats by Dre empire with Jimmy Iovine and helped launch and run Death Row Records. Dr. Dre’s many producing credits Eminem, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.
Further details weren’t immediately available, but we will update the story when we know more.
Dre’s friends and colleagues, from fellow N.W.A member Ice Cube to Missy Elliott, are sending well wishes via social media. Here’s a sampling:
Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre. pic.twitter.com/dWSgzunpjj
— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 6, 2021
🥺Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing & Strength over his mind & body🙏🏾 https://t.co/WI4k3d9U4w
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 6, 2021
PRAYERS UP FOR DR DRE 💔
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) January 6, 2021
It’s still Dre Day. Still keep the family in your prayers. You never know yall.
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) January 6, 2021
Noooooo not Dr Dre 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 praying for a speedy recovery
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 6, 2021
Dre is recovering nicely. ✊🏾
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) January 6, 2021
Prayers up for Dr. Dre. You are the reason why I produce music.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) January 6, 2021
Praying for you Dr. Dre. Praying for a full recovery ❤️🙏🏽
— Ciara (@ciara) January 6, 2021
— T.I. (@Tip) January 6, 2021
Dominic Patten & Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report