Dr Dre wants fans to know he’s on suspension after suffering a brain aneurysm this week. The music icon, 55, entered intensive care at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan.4, E! The news. Sources close to Dre’s condition told the Los Angeles Times that he is in stable condition after undergoing tests.
On Tuesday, the rap artist and hip-hop producer took to Instagram to thank people for their good wishes, share an update on his health and issue a warm note of appreciation to the healthcare workers who are looking for take care of him.
“Thank you to my family, friends and fans for their interest and good wishes,” Dre wrote in the caption (which accompanies a black and white photo of himself previously in the recording studio). “I am doing very well and receiving excellent care from my medical team. I will be leaving the hospital soon and going home. Well done to all of Cedars’ great healthcare professionals, ”he added. One Love !! “
A brain aneurysm (also called a brain aneurysm) occurs when a weak or thin spot on the wall of an artery in the brain fills with blood, SELF previously reported. If this bulge bursts or ruptures, blood can seep into the surrounding tissue in what’s called a hemorrhagic stroke, which happens to about 30,000 Americans each year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (NINDS).
It triggers an incredibly severe headache, and symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, stiff neck, seizures, or cardiac arrest. But an aneurysm that has not ruptured can also cause symptoms, especially if it’s large. These symptoms can include pain behind one eye, changes in vision, or numbness on one side of the face. (It is not known whether Dr. Dre’s aneurysm ruptured or not when he entered the hospital.)
Anyone can have a brain aneurysm, although they most often occur in people between the ages of 30 and 60, and are more common in women, according to the NINDS. The inheritance of certain conditions or abnormalities in the artery walls can make you more likely to have an aneurysm, as well as to have a family history of the first degree. Other risk factors include untreated hypertension, smoking, and the use of hypotensive drugs like cocaine or amphetamines.
Ruptured brain aneurysms require immediate medical attention as they can lead to serious complications, such as permanent brain damage, coma, or even death. Treatment can include a variety of surgical and drug options. The prognosis after a burst aneurysm depends on factors such as the person’s age and health, the type and location of the aneurysm, the extent of the bleeding, how quickly they got medical attention, and the successful treatment, according to NINDS. Some people make a full recovery, but it often takes weeks or even months of treatment.