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Dr Dre In Intensive Care After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

Dr Dre has sent a message of thanks from his bed at the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he is being treated for a brain aneurysm.

The rapper and record producer, who is 55, suffered an aneurysm on Monday and was rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ. 

On Tuesday night, Dre took to Instagram to post an artfully composed black and white picture of himself behind a mixing desk in the recording studio, together with a message of appreciation.  

'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!!', he wrote.

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 rapper born Andre Young is considered among hip hop's most influential figures, having risen to commercial fame with the groundbreaking gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. before crafting the quintessentially West Coast G-Funk sound. 

The master behind the careers of greats including Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Eminem became a self-proclaimed billionaire after co-founding Beats Electronics, an audio products company purchased by Apple in 2014.

News of Dre's hospitalization triggered an outpouring of well wishes on social media including from fellow rappers, with N.W.A. co-founder Ice Cube, tweeting: 'Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre.'

'GET WELL DR DRE WE NEED U CUZ,' wrote Snoop Dogg on Instagram.  

LL Cool J, a rapper who came up in the same era as Dre, tweeted that the music magnate was 'recovering nicely.' 

The megaproducer also co-founded the Beats by Dre empire with Jimmy Iovine and helped launch and run Death Row Records.

After coming up with N.W.A., Dr. Dre's debut album, The Chronic in 1992, made him a music superstar. 

The Compton, California, native later branched out to become a music mogul worth nearly $1 billion. 

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