According to VIBE, a Go Fund Me campaign was created to help Doctor Dre, the former MTV VJ and legendary hip-hop DJ and radio personality, for his post-op healthcare costs.
Dre, whose birth name is Andre Brown, had amputated his leg because of type 2 diabetes. On Memorial Day, his wellbeing took a turn for the worse after he slipped and fell down a flight of stairs at his home, leaving his ankle badly injured.
“The diabetes has already caused a serious decline in the function of that ankle, but this new injury required hospitalization and surgery,” reads a message on the Go Fund Me account, which was launched earlier in the month and hopes to raise $500,000. “On June 17, his foot was amputated. On June 24, his right leg was amputated up to the knee. He has since been fitted with a prosthetic, and is now learning how to walk with it. If the good Doctor remains true to his unsinkable form, he may someday be running marathons using that prosthetic.”