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Dr Dre back in studio after reported brain aneurysm treatment

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:11 AM
Music mogul Dr Dre is back at home and in studio after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.
Music mogul Dr Dre is back at home and in studio after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.

Dr Dre was already in the studio just a day after he was released from hospital.

The 55-year-old music mogul had been receiving treatment at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm, and just 24 hours after he was released on Friday, he was already in the studio on Saturday, working on new music. Record producer Focus shared a picture from the studio, with his fellow music producer back to work with a group of friends, captioning it: “My Big Bro is Super Good!!! We Working ... (sic)”

Earlier this month, Dre had taken to Instagram to update his followers on his condition when he said he was “doing great” and offered his thanks to everyone who had been sending well wishes. He wrote: “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!!”

On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Safe and looking good”.

His successes

Born Andre Young in the Southern California city of Compton, Dre broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of N.W.A., producing the group’s groundbreaking 1988 debut album Straight Outta Compton.

He produced his own hits and multiplatinum albums, along with crafting music for many others, including Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Jay-Z ,and Nas. He also found success outside of the rap genre, producing pop hits for Gwen Stefani and Mary J. Blige.

He founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later, they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music. Apple acquired both in a US$3 billion deal in 2014.

Dre is also in a court battle with his estranged wife, Nicole Young, and recently agreed to pay her US$2 million in spousal support after they split last summer after 24 years of marriage. The music mogul pays her around $293,000 a month, but she has been campaigning for more, and now, the producer has reportedly agreed to hand over the one-off payment, which will cover the period from now until April 14, with court documents confirming recently: “Spousal support filed by Nicole Young is continued to April 14, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.”