Aside from friends and former collaborators confirming visits and offering their well-wishes, there haven’t been too many reports on how one-time Death Row mainstay Nate Dogg’s health is progressing. In April, Damizza told DubCNN that Nate was alert but not speaking. Now, in a recent interview with HipHollywood, Warren G says Nate is undergoing therapy, and confirms that his longtime collaborator did in fact suffer two strokes.
“Everybody’s just gotta keep him in their prayers, because he had two strokes and that’s real dangerous,” Warren G said. “A lot of people don’t come back from that. Luther Vandross did it, so hopefully Nate can do it. The game needs him. I need him.”
After supplying the hooks to dozens of hit songs and releasing his own solo project, Nate Dogg suffered two strokes within a 10-month span between 2007 and 2008. Warren G says he and other friends of Nate Dogg within the industry have plans to create a website for fans to donate and help Nate out with his medical expenses. In the meantime, Nate Dogg continues to undergo therapy while recovering from his strokes. By all accounts, the singer who lent his voice to so many of Hip Hop’s classics is aware and alert. And while even Dr. Dre expressed hopes of getting some vocals, it is unknown if Nate will be able to resume his singing career.