Dr Dre is apparently in good spirits after he was hospitalised following a brain aneurysm.
The NWA rapper is still receiving treatment but was able to speak with close friend and fellow rapper Ice-T who shared a positive update with fans on Monday.
On Twitter he wrote: ‘I just talked to the homie @drdre. He’s doing good and hopefully he’ll be home soon. But let’s keep him in our prayers for a full recovery.’
Dr Dre, real name Andre Young, previously reassured people he is having ‘excellent medical care’ and promised to be home ‘soon’.
In a statement shared from his Instagram page he said: ‘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!!’
Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, was among the music stars to send their well-wishes to Dre when news of his health battle broke.
He said: ‘I go waaaay back with @drdre. So when I got the news of his hospitalisation I was shook to the core..
‘You’ll never meet a nicer dude.. He replied to my text and let me know he was good…Thank God! Get well homie. We need you!’
Snoop Dogg, another close friend and key figure on the early 1990s hip-hop scene, also shared a message of support on social media.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘GET WELL DR DRE WE NEED U CUZ.’ Busta Rhymes, 48, penned a heartfelt tribute to his ‘big bro’ while also giving fans an update on Dre’s conditon.
‘I will start this off by saying I love you,’ he posted on Instagram.
‘2ndly I’m gonna say I was blessed with being [able to] hear your voice and hear you sounding strong and in incredibly great spirits!!! Speedy recovery mentor, teacher, big bro, legend, icon, godfather, Mr. Unf***witable!!!’
His hospitalisation comes amid his divorce from estranged wife Nicole Young.
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