Rap music mogul Dr. Dre is back at home after being treated at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre for a brain aneurysm.
Peter Paterno, an attorney for Dre, confirmed the news to Variety on Saturday. On Friday, rapper Ice-T tweeted that Dre had been released from the hospital.
“Update: Just FaceTimed with @DrDre,” Ice-T wrote on Twitter. “He just made it home. Safe and looking good.”
Earlier Dre’s team had released a statement thanking family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes.
“I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team,” the statement reads. “I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”
Born Andre Young, Dre made a name for himself as a co-founder of the hip-hop group NWA, and he produced their 1988 debut album, “Straight Outta Compton.” A former co-owner of Death Row Records, the 55-year-old rapper is widely regarded as one of the top earners in hip-hop, selling Beats Electronics, the company he launched in 2008 alongside Jimmy Iovine, to Apple for $3 billion in 2014. Dre also produced the 2015 NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
Dre’s first solo album, “The Chronic,” was selected for inclusion into the National Recording Registry in 2020, signifying its importance to US music history.