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Nate Dogg Stable after Second Stroke

9/16/2008 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned hip-hop legend Nate Dogg is still hangin' on after suffering a stroke 11 days ago -- his second in the last year.

We're told Nate is in stable condition in a hospital ward, but is using an assisted breathing tube -- which is not required but makes breathing easier for him. Despite other reports, Dogg, who is currently sedated, did NOT suffer any brain damage.

According to our sources it's too early to tell how this stroke will impact the use of his limbs (his arm and leg were affected from the first stroke) -- but there isn't much movement below his neck at this time.

Nate's due in court on the 24th to face felony charges after he allegedly made death threats to his estranged wife.


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Sounds like his stroke has put paid to the death threats against his wife until after rehab. Unless he plans on chewing her leg off, that is.

2225 days ago


too much rap can cause a stroke.

2225 days ago


And they said, crack cocaine, chronic and malt liquor were harmless......

2225 days ago


Some kinda hip-hop legend with only three responses. Hope he feels better, but he is no legend. lol

2225 days ago


"Too early to tell if it affected the use of his arms or legs".... yet "he didn't suffer any brain damage"?! What do these jokers think it's called when the blood-flow to your brain is cut off, and you are left with an inability to use half of your body? That's called, "brain damage".

Yes, there is such a thing as a "transient ischemic attack" (TIA) which doesn't cause permanent disability... but if he had a true stroke and they are not yet certain whether or not it affected the long-term use of his limbs, then there is no way they can say he hasn't suffered brain damage. Also, if he's on a ventilator (especially after 11 days!) then it's definitely not a TIA. They usually only last a few minutes.

As an aside, although a stroke is possible at any age, for someone his age I'd be highly suspicious of cocaine being a culprit.

2225 days ago

If TMZ had the whole would understand    

I hope he gets well soon!

2225 days ago


there was obviously brain damage if the use of his limbs was affected. there is also usually diminished mental capacity, as the brain affects both mental and physical actions. sad

2225 days ago


Karma's A Bitch

2225 days ago

Space Mountain    

Is he related to Snoop Dogg?

2225 days ago


aww poor nate dogg....and he IS a legend he is the only one from the dogg pound peeps who old is he????????????????????????????????? damn that sucks....GET WELL NATE DOGG

2225 days ago

lisa mae magillacuddy    

oh well, you know what they say!! what goes around, comes around!!!

2225 days ago


people complaining about the comments must remember you are the life you lead. he has been rude and tactless to many and talent doesn't override treating others poorly. hopefully he will recover and hopefully he will have a different path to continue his second chance life. strength love and peace to you bro

2225 days ago


That's really sad.The man just had a stroke and everybody gotta dis him. I hope he gets better soon!!! NATE4LYFE!!!

2225 days ago


Hey ayyya ayyeee... Smoke weed everyday...

2225 days ago


Yeah, that is pretty sad that most of you are making fun of someone who obviously need people to pray for him. I will keep Nate Dogg and his family in my prayers and last but not least, I will definitely pray for every cruel and ridiculously ignorant comments people are saying about him. 1 luv Nate Dogg.

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