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Dr. Dre had 3 Strokes While Hospitalized for a Brain Aneurysm.

Dr. Dre had 3 Strokes While Hospitalized for a Brain Aneurysm.

Dr. Dre has recently shared a candid account of his experience being hospitalised for a brain aneurysm three years ago. 

Speaking on James Corden’s podcast, “This Life of Mine,” the renowned record producer and rapper revealed that during his hospitalization, doctors informed him that he had also suffered three strokes.

Reflecting on the incident, Dre disclosed that he had no prior warning signs or symptoms before finding himself in the hospital. “It’s just something you can’t control, and it happens,” he remarked.

Dr. Dre Recounts the Sudden Onset of Pain and Hospitalization.

In 2021, Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, made headlines when he was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. However, the reason for his hospitalization was initially undisclosed. Subsequently, Dre’s attorney confirmed to ABC News that he had experienced a brain aneurysm.

Recounting the morning when he first felt the symptoms, Dre described it as “the worst pain I ever felt” behind his right ear.

 Despite attempting to carry on with his day, he eventually sought medical attention at urgent care, where he experienced episodes of blacking out and lapses in consciousness. This led to his admission to the ICU for a two-week stay.

Insights into Genetic Factors and High Blood Pressure Among Black Men

During his time in the hospital, Dre expressed frustration at not receiving clear answers about what could have prevented the situation.

Despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, he was informed by doctors that the brain aneurysm was likely hereditary, with high blood pressure being a significant risk factor, particularly among black men.

Following his harrowing experience, Dre emphasized a newfound gratitude for life. “It makes you appreciate being alive,” he said. “When you go through that situation… it’s baffling.”

Brain aneurysms, as explained by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), are characterized by weak spots on brain arteries that can balloon and fill with blood, potentially leading to severe health complications if ruptured. 

While they can occur at any age, they are more common in adults between 30 and 60, with certain factors such as high blood pressure and smoking increasing the risk.

Dr. Dre’s journey serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of health challenges and the importance of proactive health management.

 “It’s baffling, so now knowing that I had no control over that, it’s just something that happened out of the blue, you wake up and you go, ‘S—, OK I’m here,'” he reflected.


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