America Rapper and record producer, Andre Young, popularly known as Dr Dre, has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.
This is according to a tweet by Los Angeles Times journalist, Richard Winton, on Wednesday.
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“Dr Dre admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after signs of a possible brain aneurysm”
Dr. Dre admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after signs of a possible brain aneurysm https://t.co/1PXuA5zZUR
— Richard Winton (@LAcrimes) January 6, 2021
However, TMZ reports on Tuesday that the rapper was in a ‘stable’ condition.
Fans and celebrities wish Dr Dre well
After the news of his hospitalization broke out, celebrities and fans alike took to their Social Media handles to wish the rapper a quick recovery.
DR DRE. GET WELL OG
— 4HUNNID (@YG) January 6, 2021
Get well soon pic.twitter.com/fTqCtszvPV
— Anyanwu Diamond (@czar_diamond) January 6, 2021
Oh no. This is terrible. I’m a huge rap fan. I love dr. drake, and i pray he is ok.
— Good Morning, Jonestown (@JonestownLife) January 6, 2021
‘I’m doing great’
In the early hours of Wednesday, January 6, the rapper took to his Instagram page to reveal that he’s doing great.
“Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their interest and well wishes.
“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!!”
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Dre’s ailment is coming on the heels of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife, Nicole Young.
Nicole filed for divorce from the millionaire rapper back in 2020.
According to the documents filed by Nicole in Los Angeles County Superior Court on June 29, she was seeking for spousal support from Dr. Dre, who has gathered enough money during his time as N.W.A member, solo rapper, producer, co-owner of Death Row Records, and founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her split from the hip-hop mogul.
The couple got married in 1996 and are blessed with two adult children, Triuce and Truly.
Nicole was formerly married to NBA player, Sedale Threatt, who is a trained lawyer.
What is Brain aneurysm?
Brain aneurysm, also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), is a weak spot in the wall of a blood vessel inside the brain.
Think of a weak spot in a balloon and how it feels stretched out and thin. A brain aneurysm is like that.
That area of the blood vessel gets worn out from constant flow of blood and bulges out, almost like a bubble. It can grow to the size of a small berry.
Types of brain aneurysm
There are two types of brain aneurysm namely:
- Saccular aneurysms are the most common type of brain aneurysm. They bulge out in a dome shape from the main artery. They’re connected to that artery by a narrow “neck.”
- Fusiform aneurysms aren’t as common as saccular aneurysms. They don’t pouch out in a dome shape. Instead, they make a widened spot in the blood vessel.
Although brain aneurysms sound alarming, most don’t cause symptoms or health problems and one can live a long life without ever realizing it.
But in rare cases, aneurysms can grow big, leak, or explode.
Bleeding in the brain, known as a hemorrhagic stroke, is serious, and will require urgent medical attention.
Causes of brain aneurysm
Brain aneurysms usually develop as people age, becoming more common after 40.
It’s also possible to have a blood vessel defect at birth.
Women tend to have higher rates of aneurysms than men.
Aneurysms tend to form at the fork of blood vessels, places where they branch off, because those sections tend to be weaker. They are most commonly found at the base of the brain.
Symptoms of brain aneurysm
The type of symptoms from a brain aneurysm depends on whether it is ruptured or not.
Ruptured brain aneurysm symptoms
You need emergency care if you suddenly get an intensely painful headache, lose consciousness, or have some of these other symptoms of an aneurysm rupture:
Intense headache that comes on suddenly, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, loss of balance in things like walking and normal coordination, stiff neck, dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, sudden blurred or double vision, drooping eyelid, confusion or trouble with mental awareness
Although brain aneurysms usually don’t show symptoms, they can press on the brain and nerves as they get bigger.
Unruptured brain aneurysm symptoms
See a doctor at once if you’re having the following symptoms of an unruptured aneurysm:
Headache, dilated pupils, blurred or double vision, pain above and behind an eye, drooping eyelid, a hard time speaking, weakness and numbness on one side of the face, a sudden and intense headache can also be a sign of a leaking aneurysm (sentinel bleed).