UPDATE (April 3):
Following the news that the DMX kids were stealing to be by his side at a New York City hospital, the rapper’s family released a statement on April 3.
“Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to hospital last night after collapsing at home,” the statement read. “At the moment, he remains in intensive care in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents another road he must conquer. The Simmons family appreciate the immense outpouring of sincere love, d encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans give back to him. the same passion and the same energy during his difficult times. “
UPDATE (April 3):
Perhaps the positive health news from DMX was a bit premature. DMX attorney Murray Richman admitted Rolling stone Saturday evening (April 3) that he was “given false information” when he told the New York PIX11 that the rapper had been removed from the life support system and was breathing on his own. The 50-year-old MC is reportedly still in intensive care in serious condition.
The grim prognosis for DMX has taken a positive turn.
After being admitted to the intensive care unit following a reported overdose and heart attack on Friday evening (April 2), X is doing better than before, according to his lawyer, Murray Richman. Saturday (April 3), Richman spoke to PIX11 News from New York and took stock of the rapper’s health.
“He was hospitalized with a heart attack,” Richman explained. “He’s been taken off the life support system, he’s breathing on his own, but we’re worried. It would be misleading of me to suggest that I’m not a worried man at this particular point. Earl Simmons, DMX, in my opinion, is one of the greatest poets of our time, and what he had to say, if they bothered to listen, if they could overcome their hostility to rap, would learn a lot.
The news first broke that X was hospitalized Saturday morning on TMZ. According to their reports, the rapper from Yonkers, New York, suffered a drug overdose that resulted in a heart attack. He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he was believed to have been “brain dead” or in a “vegetative state”.
Many rappers in the hip-hop community have taken to social media to offer their best wishes to the 50-year-old MC, including Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, TI and more. “Let’s keep the vibes positive and prayers high for my brother,” frequent contributor Swizz Beatz suggested on Instagram.
XXL contacted the DMX team for comment.
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