AceShowbiz - Dr. Dre is offering more insights into his serious health scare which required him to be hospitalized due to a brain aneurysm. The rapper, who was born Andre Young, detailed the matter in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, admitting that he didn't see that coming.
"It's a really weird thing. I've never had high blood pressure," said Dr. Dre. "And I've always been a person that has always taken care of my health. But there's something that happens for some reason with black men and high blood pressure, and I never saw that coming."
The 56-year-old rap mogul also urged fellow black men to do regular health check-up. "And I think every black man should just check that out and make sure things are OK with the blood pressure," he said. Despite the health scare, Dr. Dre is determined "to move on and, hopefully, live a long and healthy life. I'm feeling fantastic."
Dr. Dre made headlines in January when he was rushed in an ambulance to the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. It was said that his family and friends suspected that his brain aneurysm might be the result of foul play.
According to a report by MTO News, one family member believed that "people were jealous" of Dre and she wanted an investigation of everyone around him. The family member went on to claim, "Something is definitely off about this [incident]" because "[Dre] is very healthy, he works out multiple times a week, goes to the doctor, and stays on top of everything. "
Another person allegedly close to the former member of gangsta rap group N.W.A. also demanded an investigation into the matter as well. When notified about the effects of rat poison on humans, the second insider responded, "someone needs to look into that."
After regaining his conscious, Dre assured fans that he was okay in an Instagram post. "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes," he wrote along with a black-and-white picture of him in a recording studio. "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!!"