Dr. Dre came closer to death from a brain aneurysm last year than his fans ever imagined.
The hip-hop mogul was hospitalized in Los Angeles, and now says doctors told his family members to say their goodbyes because they didn’t think he would survive.
The rapper and producer recently shared details about his medical crisis on the “Workout the Doubt” podcast with celebrity fitness trainer Dolvett Quince.
“I’m at Cedars-Sinai hospital and 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,” he said. “I found out later, they called them up so they could say their last goodbyes because they thought I was outta here.”
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Dre noted that he spent two weeks in the ICU and got no sleep because of the constant tests.
“Because of what was going on in my brain, they had to wake me up every hour on the hour for two weeks to do these tests. Basically looking like sobriety tests, like touch your nose, rub your heel on your calf and all that s–t,” he explained.
He added, “As soon as they’d leave, I would try to go to sleep because I knew they were coming back in the next hour.”
After he was eventually released from the hospital, the “Still D.R.E.” rapper shared an update on his condition in a Jan. 5, 2021 Instagram post.
“Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes,” he wrote. “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.”
Listen to his comments below.