Rapper Dr Dre says he's 'doing great' after treatment for brain aneurysm

6 January 2021, 05:04 | Updated: 6 January 2021, 09:59

Rapper and producer Dr Dre is in hospital in LA being treated for a reported brain aneurysm.

The music mogul said he would hopefully be "back home soon" after receiving medical treatment at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He took to Instagram to post a message of thanks from his bed at the intensive care unit.

"I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team," he said. "I will be out of the hospital and back home soon.

"Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

Celebrities including Missy Elliot and Snoop Dogg posted their get well messages to the 55-year old on social media.

Missy Elliot wrote: "Prayers up for Dr Dre and his family for healing and strength over his mind & body."

Ice Cube added a plea to fans to "send your love and prayers to the homie Dr Dre."

And Snoop Dogg said: "Get well Dr Dre. We need you cuz."

Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has produced hits for Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more, and won seven Grammys.

Born in Compton, he broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of NWA, producing some of the group's groundbreaking 1988 debut album, Straight Outta Compton.

He launched a successful solo career with 1992 album The Chronic, became a renowned record producer and was instrumental in the careers of fellow rappers Eminem and 50 Cent.

But it was his relationship with record executive Jimmy Iovine - documented in HBO series The Defiant Ones - and the launch of their Beats headphone range that secured his position as one of the wealthiest names in music.

Beats was purchased by Apple in 2014 in a deal worth three billion dollars (£1.94 billion).

Dre has been locked in a bitter divorce battle since the summer.

His estranged wife Nicole Young is asking for half of the rapper's estimated $1 billion (£730 million) fortune. The pair have three children.