Dr. Dre is reportedly recovering in hospital after suffering brain aneurysm according to TMZ.
The music mogul apparently suffered the aneurysm on Monday, January 4, and has been recuperating at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA since then.
Sources in the TMZ article that first revealed the rapper had experienced the traumatic internal head injury shared that Dre is apparently still in the ICU, but on the mend and is reportedly “stable and lucid.”
The legendary artist first made a name for himself in the music world as a member of electronic/R&B/disco group World Class Wreckin’ Cru, which only produced two albums and which didn’t find much commercial success. After a pair of releases, Dre and bandmate DJ Yella left to start a new act, one which would change the future of rap forever.
As a musician, Dre has won seven Grammy Awards out of an incredible 26 nominations.
Over a decade ago, Dre teamed up with record label boss Jimmy Iovine to co-found and promote Beats by Dre, a line of headphones that completely revolutionized the space and which turned nearly every top star at the time into an influencer of the brand.
The two eventually sold the company to Apple for more than $3 billion, which was the tech giant’s largest acquisition yet.
A brain aneurysm according to Mayo Clinic is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. It often looks like a berry hanging on a stem.
A brain aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Most often a ruptured brain aneurysm occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. This type of hemorrhagic stroke is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage.