Dr Dre hospitalized after suffering brain aneurysm
NEWS DIGEST – Dr Dre is in the ICU after suffering a brain aneurysm, according to TMZ.
The rapper and record producer who is 55-years-old suffered the aneurysm on Monday and was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, sources told the website.
Doctors say they don’t know what caused the bleeding but are performing a series of tests to uncover the cause.
High blood pressure is the leading cause of a subarachnoid hemorrhage and heavy lifting or strain can cause the aneurysm to rupture.
The popular rapper and producer is embroiled in an ugly divorce months after his estranged wife, Nicole Young, filed to legally end their marriage on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.
She is seeking nearly $2million in monthly spousal support payments and $5 million for attorney fees as Dre fights to finalize the divorce.
Dre — who’s full name is Andre Romelle Young — currently pays his ex $293,306 per month through a court order.
Dre had already been paying Young’s living expenses and moved out of their Malibu estate. As a result, a judge threw out her request.
The divorce revolves around a prenuptial agreement she had reportedly signed in 1996.
Young believes the paperwork should be rendered null and void after Dre allegedly ripped it up one night as a romantic gesture.
After being accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Record One Studios, a company she co-founded with Dre, Young hit back with accusations of cheating and abuse.
On Tuesday she revealed her husband of 24 years has more than $260 million in cash on hand, plus a large amount of Apple stock, which she claims is more than enough for him to pay her what she wants.
A hearing was supposed to happen on Wednesday but Dre will still be in the hospital recovering.