Dr. Dre is recovering from a possible brain aneurysm. In an Instagram message posted on Tuesday night, the hip-hop icon said he’s “doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team.”
Dre, born Andre Young, thanked “the great medical professionals” at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he’s currently hospitalized.
According to TMZ, the music mogul was rushed by ambulance to the ICU on Monday after suffering a brain aneurysm. The news was confirmed on Twitter by Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Winton.
A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain and the severity can vary, according to Mayo Clinic.
Yahoo Entertainment reached out to a representative for Dre, but did not immediately receive a response.
The 55-year-old Dre — considered an architect of the West Coast rap scene with his work with the legendary group N.W.A., as a solo artist, as co-founder of the infamous Death Row Records and as producer of work by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Eminem and Snoop Dogg — is stable and lucid, according to TMZ, while fellow rapper L.L. Cool J offered a positive prognosis on Twitter.
However, doctors apparently don’t know what caused the bleeding and are running tests, per TMZ.
Well wishes for the music legend have poured in on social media. Ice Cube, Dre’s longtime friend and former running mate in N.W.A., asked for “love and prayers.” Cube’s son, actor O’Shea Jackson Jr., tweeted, “Me and my family are with you.” He also seemed optimistic about the entrepreneur’s condition.
Snoop Dogg shared a video from one of his many performances with Dre, writing, “Get well… we need [you]…”