Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre has been admitted to the intensive care unit in Los Angeles after he suffered a brain aneurysm. TMZ reported on Tuesday, January 5, that the music mogul was rushed by ambulance to the hospital and taken directly to the ICU after the aneurysm on Monday, January 4.
The website reports that the 55-year-old is stable and lucid but is undergoing tests as doctors try to determine what caused the brain bleed.
“The doctors are extremely concerned, this is very serious,” a source tells Us Weekly , adding that Dre is “semi-responsive” and was texting with his kids on Monday night.
The insider added that Dre had “a horrible headache at home for about 24 hours” and his kids “begged him to seek medical attention.”
His hospitalization comes in the midst of Dre’s contentious split from estranged wife Nicole Young. In June 2020 Nicole had filed for divorce from the Grammy winner after 23 years of marriage.