Dr Dre’s friend Ice T reported on the rapper’s wellbeing as he recovered from treatment in hospital. Dr Dre’s friend and fellow hip-hop star Ice T said he was home from hospital and “looking good”.
He tweeted: “Update: Just FaceTimed with @drdre He just made it home. Safe and looking good.”
Dr Dre, 55, was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this month but has since told fans that he was “doing great” and receiving “excellent” care.
Update: Just FaceTimed with @drdre He just made it home. Safe and looking good. 🙏👊🏽
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 15, 2021
Stars from the entertainment, sports and music worlds flocked to social media to wish the music icon their best wishes.
NBA player LeBron James shared photos from a photo shoot they did together and wrote: “Praying for you my Brother!!”
Rapper 50 Cent urged, “Get well Dre, stress kills relax,” while boxer Floyd Mayweather penned: “We’re praying for you.”
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Dr Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has produced hits for Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more, and won seven Grammys.
Born in Compton, he broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of NWA, producing some of the group’s groundbreaking 1988 debut album, Straight Outta Compton.
He launched a successful solo career with 1992 album The Chronic, became a renowned record producer and was instrumental in the careers of fellow rappers Eminem and 50 Cent.
It was his relationship with record executive Jimmy Iovine – documented in HBO series The Defiant Ones – and the launch of their Beats headphone range that secured his position as one of the wealthiest names in music.
Beats was purchased by Apple in 2014 in a deal worth $3bn (£1.94bn).