A year ago, Dr. Dre opened up about his near-death experience.
Dr. Dre’s family received a heartbreaking call in January 2021, asking them to say goodbye to the rapper because doctors did not believe he would survive his brain aneurysm. But, thankfully, he survived the near-death experience.
On the “Workout the Doubt” podcast, the rapper explained what happened and revealed how close he was to death.
He said, as quoted by Deadline:
“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. I found out later, they called them up so they could say their last goodbyes because they thought I was outta here”
Dr. Dre went on to say that when he went to the hospital that month, he had no idea how serious his condition was. He didn’t realize something was wrong with his brain until the medical staff had to wake him up every hour for two weeks to conduct tests.
The rapper said he was hungry and exhausted after doing that routine for two weeks because of what happened.
An aneurysm occurs when an artery wall weakens and widens, according to the American Heart Association. People who have a family history of the disease or who have high cholesterol and blood pressure are at risk.
Despite the disease’s dire consequences, Dr. Dre claims he never felt in danger. Despite his family’s decision to say goodbye due to his slim chances of survival, the rapper was unconcerned and eager to return home.
When he was released from the hospital last year, he informed his fans via Instagram.
“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!!”
At the time, he was dealing with damaging allegations from Nicole Young, who claimed he abused her for years. She claimed that the rapper verbally and emotionally abused her, causing her to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
She went on to say that the hip-hop star allegedly punched her in the head and face in 1999 and 2000, and kicked down a door in 2016.