Beats By Dre founder and rapper Dr. Dre releases statement from hospital saying he’s ‘doing great’ after brain aneurysm

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Dr Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, is 55. Kevin Winter/Getty

The hip-hop artist, producer, and media mogul Dr. Dre said in an Instagram post Tuesday evening that he was “doing great” and expected to be discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre “soon” after being rushed to the hospital Tuesday evening.

“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!!” the post said.

Dre was transported by ambulance to the Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday evening after experiencing a brain aneurysm, TMZ reported.

Dre was taken directly to the intensive care unit, where he remained after being deemed “stable and lucid,” though doctors have not determined the cause of the aneurysm and plan to conduct various tests, TMZ said.

Aneurysms occur when the wall of an artery weakens and balloons outward or widens abnormally, and be extremely dangerous if they rupture.

A representative for Dre did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, is 55 years old and one of hip-hop’s most musically and financially successful artists and entrepreneurs, with a net worth of about $US800 million. He is known for his extensive solo career and being one of the original members of the group N.W.A., as well as his various commercial enterprises including Beats Electronics, which he sold to Apple in 2014.