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Dr. Drew is known to many as the celebrity doctor who is the go-to source about all things medical in the pop culture realm, from radio to reality TV. No matter how long you've been listening to Loveline, though, you probably don't know a lot about him and his life when the recording stops. This list of things you didn't know about Dr. Drew is straight from a discussion on the Ranker Podcast, which you can listen to above.

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He's an Accomplished Opera... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About Dr. Drew
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He's an Accomplished Opera Singer


My mom was an opera singer and I did a musical in high school and people were like, "You can sing and should train." So I started training and it started moving really quickly, and then for five minutes I thought I was going to do the Met audition and go to West Germany. But it didn't work out that way.

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His Son Is a Music Composer


He's really good at writing reams and reams of music. When I see him, I think, "Goodness, I should not try this." 

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His Childhood Memories Go All the Way Back to Infancy


I can remember being in my crib under the age of two. I remember what was on the wall, these little wooden cut-outs of Little Boy Blue and the cow jumping over the moon. They lasted about five years, I remember finding them in drawers and stuff, but I knew exactly where they belonged. 

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He Figured Out a Childhood Nightmare Decades Later


As a child, I used to always would bug my parents whenever they were going out. I would always say to them, "Are you going to see the man with the squares in his eyes?" Rather than asking me what I was talking about, they would go, "Oh yeah."

Well it turned out that I had a dream that was super intense when I was really young. I have a line of demarcation because we moved when I was two. I have all of these tremendous memories of this house before I was two. This dream was about me and my mother huddled in a car and we were stuck in traffic, and some man who was like a zombie was walking over the cars and he had red crosses in his eyes for pupils. I didn't know the difference between squares and a cross so I just called him the man with the squares in his eyes. 

That dream seemed crazy intense and stayed with me throughout my childhood. I was a senior in college in Boston and I saw a white ambulance van from the '50s on the side road, like they were shooting a movie there. But it was this white van with this red cross on it. 

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