​Dr. Dre says he suffered three strokes after brain aneurysm in 2021

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Dr. Dre has opened up about suffering a brain aneurysm in 2021, say he has had three strokes as a result.

Last week, the rapper and record producer sat down with James Corden on his SiriusXM show, This Life of Mine, where he spoke about his recent health scares.

Speaking about the day he suffered a brain aneurysm, Dre explained: “I got up and went about my day, and I thought I could lay down and take a nap.” (via The Hollywood Reporter).

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“My son and a female friend were like, ‘No, we need to take you to the hospital’. Next thing you know, I’m blacking out, I’m in and out of consciousness and I end up in the ICU,” he said.

Dre was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on January 4, 2021, where he remained in hospital for two weeks until January 16.

He went on to explain that he suffered three strokes during that time. “I’m hearing doctors come in ‘you don’t know how lucky you are’,” he said. “I asked questions about what I could’ve done to prevent this, but no-one could give me an answer.”

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“It definitely makes you appreciate being alive, that’s for sure. It’s something you can’t control, it just happens,” he said.

The hip hop star added that he now pins it on ‘high blood pressure’, a problem he says is a “silent killer” in Black men. “High blood pressure in Black men, that’s just what it is. They call it the silent killer,” he said.

“It’s crazy now knowing that I had no control over that,” he explained. “It’s just something that could happen out of the blue. You wake up and you go, ‘Shit. Okay, I’m here’.”

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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