Hip-hop artist Nate Dogg has been hospitalized following a stroke, the second he has suffered in the past year.
No word yet on how the stroke will affect the future of his recording career.
TMZ reported that Nate (real name: Nathaniel Hale) is hospitalized and is using an assisted-breathing tube — not because it is required, but because it makes breathing easier for him. The site also said reports that the singer suffered brain damage are untrue, and that Nate is currently under sedation.
The site reported that it is too early to tell how the stroke will affect Nate’s use of his limbs — his arm and leg were hampered by the first stroke — but he is not able to move much below his neck.
MTV News was unable to reach any reps for Nate at press time; much of the Dogg Pound’s crew is currently on tour in Europe with Snoop Dogg.
Late last year, Nate was paralyzed on the left side of his body after suffering a mild stroke over the holidays, his manager, Rod McGrew, told MTV News at the time, and was placed in an occupational rehab facility.