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Dr. Dre Opens Up About Health Scare

Written by on June 15, 2021

Dr. Dre is opening up about his health scare that landed him in the ICU.

In January, the legendary producer suffered a brian aneurysm and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. He remained there for over a week before being sent home where he was monitored by medical professionals 24/7.

Now he’s opening up about his sudden hospitalization, revealing that he was taken aback.

“It’s a really weird thing,” the 56-year-old mogul told the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve never had high blood pressure. And I’ve always been a person that has always taken care of my health. But there’s something that happens for some reason with Black men and high blood pressure, and I never saw that coming.”

He remains focused on his health and is feeling better than ever. “But I’m taking care of myself. And I think every Black man should just check that out and make sure things are OK with the blood pressure,” added Dre. “And I’m going to move on and, hopefully, live a long and healthy life. I’m feeling fantastic.”

Dre is already back to work. He and Jimmy Iovine are teaming up to open a new public high school in Leimert Park in fall 2022. “We’re here strictly for the kids and trying to give them a future and something promising that maybe wasn’t available before,” said Dre, who said he wants to reach “the inner-city kid, the younger me.”

“This is for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place… like Marvel, or Apple or companies like that,” he added.

Dre’s personal life has also been in the headlines. He is now officially single after a judge signed off on his highly-publicized divorce from estranged wife Nicole Young. However, the former couple continues to battle it out over the validity of the prenup.