When Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm in 2021, his doctors thought he was going to die. According to the famed producer, the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital bypassed COVID restrictions and invited his loved ones to see him one last time.
“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,” Dre revealed on the Workout the Doubt podcast. “I found out later, they called them up so they could say their last goodbyes because they thought I was outta here.”
Dre admits he “didn’t know it was that serious.” “Seeing my mom and my sister and everybody coming in the room. Nobody told me, I had no idea,” he continued. “That was crazy.”
Dr. Dre spent roughly two weeks in the ICU, where he underwent hourly tests that ensured his brain was properly functioning. Months after his release, he suggested that high blood pressure was the cause of his hospitalization.
“It’s a really weird thing. I’ve never had high blood pressure. And I’ve always been a person that has always taken care of my health,” the rapper told the Los Angeles Times. “But there’s something that happens for some reason with Black men and high blood pressure, and I never saw that coming. But I’m taking care of myself … I’m feeling fantastic.”
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