The Shocking Crime That Almost Took Place When Dr. Dre Was Hospitalized

The bad news hasn't stopped rolling in for Dr. Dre. in 2021. On Jan. 5, 2021, TMZ reported that the rapper was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ICU unit in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm on Jan. 4, 2021. Insiders told the outlet that Dre is "stable and lucid." Meanwhile, doctors are busy running tests to figure out what caused the aneurysm. 

The previous year had been a rocky one for the music mogul as well due to the ongoing stress of dealing with his divorce from his wife of 24 years, Nicole Young. According to TMZ, Young cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. The couple had previously been spotted at the Tom Ford AW20 show in February 2020 and were "all smiles," according to The Blast. Young is asking for a cool $2 million per month in spousal support, but Dr. Dre, who is reportedly worth approximately $800 million, has pushed back, according to TMZ

A messy divorce paired with a serious health scare is quite a lot for one person to handle, but now, it looks like Dr. Dre has yet another issue to be worried about: a shocking crime that almost took place when he was hospitalized.

Burglars tried to rob Dr. Dre's house while he was hospitalized

After reports of Dr. Dre's hospitalization circulated, a group of four burglars seemingly thought his absence would allow the perfect opportunity to get their hands on some valuables inside the rapper's Pacific Palisades mansion, per TMZ. The men were spotted by security around 2 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, and were subsequently chased off the property (ABC reported the burglars arrived at his house at 10 p.m. on Jan. 5). The police quickly responded to a call from Dr. Dre's security team, allowing them to catch the four men as they fled the scene. The men were immediately arrested for attempted burglary.

As always, the internet was quick to respond to the surprising news. "Do they not think a millionaire will have a million dollar alarm system?" one user questioned. "His alarm probably even sounds dope . Jokes aside wishing a healthy recovery . One of my favorite producers of all time," songwriter Citizen Cope wrote

Meanwhile, some were not too surprised the attempted burglary occurred, and cautioned all to be wary of what they post on the internet. "Don't broadcast when you go to the hospital until a later date. Same goes for when you leave town ... Makes you an easy mark," one person noted.

The comments continue to flood in for Dr. Dre

On a positive note, Dr. Dre took to his Instagram just hours before the burglary to alert fans that he plans for a quick recovery. "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.

Meanwhile, celebrities and fans alike have flooded social media with well wishes for the music star. "You are the reason why I produce music," Charlie Puth wrote on Twitter. A fan of Dr. Dre had similar sentiment. "Dr. Dre played a significant role in my childhood and influencing me to explore music production," they wrote. Both his management and family have yet to comment on his hospitalization. 

Dr. Dre joins a large list of celebrities who have undergone some serious health issues over the last few months. Keep reading to learn about his Hollywood colleagues who have also experienced health scares that landed them in the hospital, or very close to it.

Hollywood stars had some serious health issues in 2020

While Dr. Dre's brain aneurysm comes at the beginning of a new year, his incident brings back painful health experiences celebrities shared with fans throughout 2020.

In September 2020, Chrissy Teigen shared a heartbreaking photo from a hospital bed with the news that she suffered a pregnancy loss "despite bags and bags of blood transfusions." At the time, she was about halfway through her pregnancy and had named her unborn child Jack. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," she said in her announcement.

On Christmas Eve, singer Jessie J revealed she had been hospitalized for Ménière's disease via an Instagram Live, per Us Weekly. This condition causes random bouts of hearing loss and vertigo, per The Mayo Clinic. The "Bang Bang" singer said she visited the hospital after waking up  "completely deaf" in her right ear and not being able to walk in a straight line.

Plus, several stars revealed their COVID-19 diagnosis during 2020. Jason Tartick shared with Us Weekly that he contracted coronavirus in the last few days of 2020 and experienced a fever, low energy, and debilitation groin pain. "I woke up and the two lymph nodes in my groin were in so much pain, I couldn't walk," he said.

We wish everyone full mental and physical recoveries, and better health in the year to come.