American rapper Dr Dre has been rushed to hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm, it has been reported.
According to TMZ, the 55-year-old suffered the aneurysm Monday US time and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he remains.
The record producer and entrepreneur, whose full name is Andre Romelle Young, is reportedly stable, however doctors are performing tests to determine the source of the bleed.
LL Cool J also shared some positive signs on Twitter writing: “Dre is recovering nicely.”
Dr Dre is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records.
He has many friends in the music and rap scene, seen here celebrating Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, alongside Eminem.
Friends and fans of the music legend were quick to take to social media to share their well wishes for the star.
“Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre,” Ice Cube posted on Twitter.
“Prayers for the greatest hip hop producer of all time,” another fan wrote.
While a third said: “Awful news. I’m so sorry to hear it. Prayers up, people, for Dr. Dre.”
Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre. pic.twitter.com/dWSgzunpjj
— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 6, 2021
Dr Dre is currently in the middle of a divorce battle with his estranged wife Nicole Young.
Nicole had asked a judge to reject the prenuptial agreement she signed in 1996, because Dre ripped it up, she claimed. She also wants to receive US$2 million a month in temporary spousal support and US$5 million for attorney fees.
He was due to attend a hearing in relation to these matters tomorrow, TMZ reported.
Dr Dre’s life was chronicled in the Netflix series The Defiant Ones, which traced the rise of producers Dre and Jimmy Lovine’s groundbreaking partnership.
Together, they produced a string of massive hits, including Nuthin' But a G Thang, Gin & Juice, California Love and My Name Is and The Real Slim Shady.
It comes a week after it was revealed fellow rapper MF DOOM had died in October, his family confirmed in a statement on January 1.
“The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” his wife Jasmine wrote, alongside a photo of the rapper.
A cause of death was not revealed, as fans shared tributes on social media.
“RIP my brother and soar the skies with the other angels. You will be truly missed,” one person wrote.
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