Snoop Dogg’s daughter Cori Broadus has revealed that she was recently hospitalized after suffering a severe stroke. The 24-year-old shared the news on Instagram, saying she is currently recovering but has a “long journey ahead.”
Cori is Snoop Dogg’s youngest daughter with his wife Shante Taylor. She was born in 1999 and grew up in Los Angeles.
Over the years, Cori has been open about her health struggles on social media, including dealing with depression, anxiety and lupus. In 2021, she shared that she had been diagnosed with lupus nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys caused by lupus.
Since her diagnosis, Cori has worked to raise awareness about lupus. She started a YouTube series documenting her health journey and often posts encouraging messages to others dealing with chronic illness.
On January 18th, Cori shared a series of Instagram stories explaining that she had recently been hospitalized after waking up and being unable to walk or speak. She was taken to the emergency room and told she had suffered a stroke.
“I couldn’t talk, and I couldn’t walk. It was really scary for me,” Cori said in one of the videos. “I just came out of the hospital from having one of the scariest moments of my life last week, where I had a stroke.”
Cori explained she is still experiencing lingering effects, including difficulty speaking at times. But she said she is regaining her strength every day.
“I’m still healing, I still have to learn functions again, how to walk properly, fully speak complete sentences,” she said.
Family & Friends Show Support
Since Cori shared her health scare, she has received an immense outpouring of love and support from friends, fans and celebrity family.
Her father, Snoop Dogg, shared his own post following her announcement. “Cori I love you with all my heart,” he wrote, adding that her stroke brought their family closer together.
Cori’s mother, Shante Taylor, also posted a message praising her strength. “My baby is a fighter!! Strong heart and mind,” she wrote.
Celebrities like Viola Davis, Missy Elliott and Jada Pinkett Smith commented with well wishes under her Instagram posts as well.
|Sending up prayers ❤️
|My prayers goes up ❤️🩹🙏🏾
|Jada Pinkett Smith
|Healing love and light angel
In response, Cori said the support makes her feel very loved during this difficult time.
Advocating For Lupus Awareness
While the exact cause of Cori’s stroke is still unknown, she said her doctors have told her it could be related to her lupus diagnosis. About 1 in 3 adults with lupus will have a stroke before age 50.
On her Instagram, Cori said she hopes that by sharing her experience, she can continue raising awareness about the life-threatening impacts of lupus.
“I will continue to heal, I will rest my body and mind. Lupus doesn’t stop me from being me,” she wrote.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. An estimated 1.5 million Americans have lupus, but because awareness is still low, patients often struggle for years before getting properly diagnosed.
Cori has been open about her own 4 year-long journey to a lupus diagnosis. She’s previously said one of her goals is “to share my story so people know the signs, so if family members have it they can detect it.”
Now, she plans to continue that advocacy from her hospital bed as she recovers.
What’s Next In Cori’s Recovery
In her Instagram videos, Cori said she has a long recovery journey ahead after her stroke. But she said she feels positive and is focused on regaining her health.
“I feel optimistic about my road to recovery because I get stronger and faster every day,” she wrote. “I take my health very seriously so I’ll be even healthier in no time.”
Cori said her goal is to leave the hospital and continue recovering from home. Once she has regained more mobility and independence, she plans to undergo intensive rehabilitation therapy targeting the parts of her brain impacted by the stroke.
She added that she’s leaning on her Christian faith and family support system during this difficult time. Her father, Snoop Dogg, also assured fans that Cori is getting excellent medical care and “what she needs most is your continued thoughts and prayers.”
While strokes at Cori’s young age are rare, her lupus puts her at increased risk for recurrent strokes down the line. She said she plans to follow doctor’s orders closely and focus on keeping both her mind and body as healthy as possible.
And when she’s ready, Cori undoubtedly plans to continue using her voice and platform to advocate for others suffering from invisible illnesses.
“I would love for people to learn that no matter what the circumstances and troubles we go through, if we have hope and faith, we can make it through. My journey continues.”
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