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Nate Dogg Suffers Stroke; Rapper In Rehab

Reps for artist Nate Dogg have officially confirmed the state of his medical condition, following reports earlier this month that the singer suffered a stroke in late December.

 

His manager, Rod McGrew confirmed last night that Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale, was left paralyzed on the left side of his body, by what was described as a mild stroke shortly before the Christmas holiday.

 

The 39-year-old singer, known for his collaborations with Hip-Hop artists from Warren G to Ludacris, is currently being treated at an occupational rehab facility.

 

McGrew went on to say that although Nate Dogg has some “neural-muscular issues that have to be jump-started,” he has not suffered any brain damage and his voice has not been affected by his current condition, McGrew told MTV News.

 

“Time will tell everything, obviously,” McGrew added. “But based on situations with similar people his age, and based on his health, the prognosis is good right now.”

 

McGrew’s comments come only days after various websites posted audio of the 911 phone call placed from Nate Dogg’s girlfriend, to paramedics.

 

Nate Dogg was reportedly treated at Panoma Valley Hospital from December 19 to December 26.

 

On behalf of the singer and his family, McGrew has asked that Nate Dogg be granted the needed privacy to continue on his path to recovery.

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