Dr. Dre is giving a big health update after being rushed to the hospital with a medical emergency, and the legendary rapper is letting everyone know that he’s “doing great.”
55-year-old Dre took to Instagram late Tuesday evening after reports hit that he had been hospitalized with a brain aneurysm.
“Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes,” the “Natural Born Killaz” rapper wrote on Instagram.
It was only hours before that the news broke of his medical emergency and caused an uproar with fans and famous friends who were praying for Dre.
Dr. Dre continued his message and let his 5.1 million fans know his current condition:
“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!!”
The rapper was reportedly transported by ambulance to the intensive care unit at the famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Although Dre said he’d be home soon, he did not yet give an exact time that he’s expected to be released.
Celebrities from all spectrums of entertainment were sending prayers and well-wishes to Dr. Dre as the news, first reported by TMZ, spread like wildfire. After the rapper gave the health update, it was commented on by stars like Conor McGregor, Ludcaris and Juelz Santana.
LL Cool J had also given an update earlier by letting the public know “Dre is recovering nicely,” after checking in with the star, according to PEOPLE.
Although the term “brain aneurysm” is something most people are familiar with, not many know exactly what the medical emergency entails. According to the Mayo Clinic, a brain aneurysm is a “bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain,” and describes the image as a “berry hanging on a stem.”
The Mayo Clinic adds that, “A brain aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain,” which is then deemed life-threatening, however many aneurysms do not rupture or cause any further symptoms for the patient.