Record Exec Claims None Of Nate Dogg's Friends Stepped Up To Help With Medical Bills
We all knew this was going to come to a head and more will probably soon come as record label executive David Michery claims none of Nate's "rapper friends" came through in Nate's time of need when he was still alive. As previously reported, Nate Dogg's estate is being sued by CareMeridian treatment facility in Orange County, California for unpaid medical bills. CareMeridian treatment facility claims it
was never paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care in the final years of the Dogg Pound member's life.
Nate moved into CareMeridian's treatment facility after suffering his second stroke in 2008. In legal papers obtained by TMZ, CareMeridian claimed the singer received more than $290,000 in medical treatment from 2008 until 2010, and one of Nate's managers, David Michery, personally guaranteed the facility would get paid.
Michery told TMZ he vouched for the bill in 2010 because nobody else would step up to the plate, unlike "none of Nate's so-called rapper friends,"
According to Michery, hospital staff stated that it was imperative that Nate receive treatment at the CareMeridian Center at the time because Nate's life was on the line.
"I was the only person who would come forward because I didn't want him to die," Michery told TMZ. "Me and Nate have 20 years history together and I did what everyone should have done and tried to save his life ... not let him get kicked out in the streets and die."
David says he intends to pay the costs by releasing several never-before-heard Nate Dogg tracks that he claims he owns. He also says he doesn't have any regrets about stepping up to the plate to try and save Nate Dogg's life and added, "I would do it again in a minute. I just wish that the people he looked out for all these years and the people who claim to love him so much would help out."
Warren G also spoke on the matter and told TMZ, "I rode with Nate 'til the end ... I did what I could do for him with other things financially. If I was able to pay for his hospital bill, I would have. I made several calls to numerous people for help. I love Nate ... he's my brother."
No word yet from Snoop who would appear to be the most financially secure out of all the Dogg Pound members.
Now maybe the real issue that needs to be addressed is how many rappers actually invest in life and health insurance policies before they go out and buy all these chains and whips.
When Nate Dogg died, a charity fund was set up to take care of his expenses and for his children which was a telltale sign that something was extremely wrong within the camp.
Sad situation all the way around. Hopefully Michery won't be left alone holding the bag.
Peep some classic Nate below: