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Four men have been accused of trying to burglarize the home of famed rapper and music producer Dr. Dre hours after he was reported hospitalized.
Los Angeles police were dispatched to the artist's $50 million mansion around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday after security spotted the would-be robbers trying to break in, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Shortly before the incident, at 5 p.m. that evening, TMZ had reported that the rapper – born Andre Young – had been rushed to the hospital for a possible brain aneurysm the previous day.
Police arrived on scene to find a white SUV driving away from the estate, according to the Times. Inside the vehicle, they allegedly found four men with a backpack full of burglary tools, including saws and crowbars, local station ABC 7 reports.
Nothing appeared to be taken from the artist’s home, as the suspects had allegedly been sighted via night-vision camera soon after hopping the mansion's fence, NBC Los Angeles reports.
In October 2018, Los Angeles police arrested another four-person crew accused burglarizing celebrities including the musician Rihanna, NFL star Robert Woods, and the L.A. Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, Oxygen.com reported.
Dr. Dre is doing well and hopes to go home soon, according to an Instagram post Tuesday evening.
“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,” he wrote.
Fellow artists have responded with a flurry of well-wishes.
“Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre,” rapper Ice Cube tweeted.
"Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing & strength over his mind & body," tweeted Missy Elliot.
“GET WELL DR DRE WE NEED U CUZ,” Snoop Dogg chimed in on Instagram.
As of 2019, Dr. Dre was the world’s second wealthiest hip-hop artist, with an estimated net worth of $800 million, according to Forbes.
He’s recently been negotiating a bitter divorce with his estranged wife, Nicole Young, who is seeking $2 million a month in alimony along with $5 million for lawyer fees, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The names of Tuesday’s suspects have not yet been released.
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