Dr Dre back home after treatment for reported brain aneurysm

Rapper Ice T says Dr Dre is 'safe and looking good'

FILE - This May 15, 2013 file photo shows hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre as he announces a $70 million dollar donation to create the new "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation," at the University of Southern California, in Santa Monica, Calif. Music mogul Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday, Jan 16, 2021, after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the rapper and producer, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Dr Dre was back at home on Saturday, January 16 after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.

Peter Paterno, a lawyer for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange. The rapper and producer was reportedly released on Friday from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre.

In a January 5 social media post, Dre, 55, said he was “doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team".

TMZ had reported that he suffered a brain aneurysm the day before and was recovering at the medical centre.

On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Safe and looking good.”

Born Andre Young in the southern California city of Compton, Dre broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of NWA, producing the group's groundbreaking 1988 debut album, Straight Outta Compton.

He produced his own hits and multi-platinum albums, along with crafting music for many others including Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nas. He also found success outside of the rap genre, producing pop hits for Gwen Stefani and Mary J Blige.

Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music. Apple acquired both in a $3 billion deal in 2014.

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