Cori Broadus, the 24-year-old daughter of rapper and actor Snoop Dogg, disclosed on social media that she experienced a “severe stroke.” Sharing the news on her Instagram story, Broadus expressed her emotional response to the diagnosis with a message that read, “I had a severe stroke this am,” accompanied by two teary-eyed emojis. In a subsequent post, she shared another image with a caption that reflected her sense of disbelief and vulnerability: “Like I’m only 24 what did I do in my past to deserve all of this.”
This revelation comes after Broadus opened up about her lupus diagnosis in 2021, detailing the challenges she faced with mental health. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in various parts of the body, increasing the risk of heart disease, as noted by the Lupus Foundation of America. Despite her health struggles, Cori Broadus has been candid about her experiences, contributing to discussions surrounding lupus and mental well-being.
The American Heart Association highlights that while stroke rates have declined in the general population, there has been a more than 40% increase in stroke rates among younger adults in recent decades. Approximately 10% to 15% of stroke cases in the United States occur in individuals between the ages of 18 and 45.
(Note: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects various body systems, and its impact on the heart is a notable concern.)