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Dr. Dre Says His Family Was Called To Say Their Goodbyes When He Suffered Near-Fatal Brain Aneurysm

Last year, Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Obviously, a brain aneurysm is a huge deal, so everyone was super concerned when the news broke.

Thankfully, he was able to make a full recovery, but during a recent interview on the Workout the Doubt podcast, the rapper/music producer revealed just how close to death he actually was.

You’ll remember, this incident went down in January of 2021, back when COVID-19 was still going strong, so there were a lot of restrictions put in place. No family or friends were allowed to visit people inside the hospital, except in special circumstances to say their last goodbyes.

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.

The crazy thing is that in the moment, he didn’t even realize how serious his situation was. No one told him anything.

He was in the ICU for two weeks, and those two weeks were hellish. They had to wake him up every hour to run medical tests.

Because of what was going on in my brain, they had to wake me up every hour on the hour for two weeks to do these tests… basically sobriety tests, like touch your nose, rub your heel on your calf and all that.

He also claims he didn’t really eat during that two-week period, so he was incredibly hungry and exhausted. But even through all that, Dre believes he came out stronger than before.

I felt like OK, I’m just going through the procedure and I’m ready to go home. Some might say I came out a bit stronger than ever before.

That’s the kind of mindset that gets you to an over $500 million net worth.