California icon Dr. Dre is baring all and coming forward about his serious health scare of near-death condition in January last year.
While on the Workout The Doubt Podcast with Dolvett Quince, Dr. Dre spoke about his frightening hospital stay. At the top of 2021, the “Compton” artist suffered a sudden brain aneurysm that sent shockwaves through the rap fan community.
A Sobering Moment
During the sit-down, Dre got honest about the seriousness of his condition and its nearness to death. According to the West Coast producer, doctors went so far as to invite his family to say their final goodbyes.
“I’m at Cedars Sinai Hospital, and they weren’t allowing anybody to come up, meaning visitors or family or anything like that, because of COVID, but they allowed my family to come in,” he started. “They called them up so they could say their last goodbyes because they thought I was outta here.”
He continued, “I didn’t know it was that serious, you know? Seeing my mom and my sister and everybody coming in the room. Nobody told me; I had no idea. That was crazy.”
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He proceeded to delve further into the frightening hospital stay. Dre described how the doctors had to monitor his brain activity every hour to keep him alive. “So I’m in the ICU for two weeks,” he confirmed. “They had to wake me up every hour on the hour…Basically looking like sobriety tests, like touch your nose, rub your heel on your calf and all that shit.” Clearly, the 57-year-old had a tough time.
“So every hour for two weeks, I had to wake up and do that. [I was] tired. As soon as they’d leave, I would try to sleep because I knew they’d be coming back in the next hour.”
Dre Shows Love
Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre. pic.twitter.com/dWSgzunpjj
— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 6, 2021
Last year’s health issues brought on overwhelming support from Dre’s peers. Fortunately, The multi-billionaire has amassed many industry friends over the years. He made sure to personally regard those loved ones in an emotional Instagram post. “Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their interest and well wishes,” he typed. “I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One love!”
On Jan 4, 2021, legendary producer rapper Dr. Dre was taken to Los Angeles cedars Sinai medical center. This followed a brain aneurysm caused by a weak spot in the blood vessel. Reports back then claimed Dre was “stable and lucid.” Later that year, he finally spoke up about the reason for his hospital stay. “It’s a really weird thing,” the artist said to the Los angels times. “I’ve never had high blood pressure. And I’ve always been a person that has always taken care of my health. But there’s something that happens for some reason with Black men and high blood pressure, and I never saw that coming.”
Luckily, Dr. Dre isn’t taking the near-death experience lightly. He made it clear during that June interview he’s putting his health first. “But I’m taking care of myself. And I think every Black man should just check that out and make sure things are okay with the blood pressure. And I’m going to move on and, hopefully, live a long and healthy life. I’m feeling fantastic.”
Written by Dreema Carrington