WHITE PLAINS, NY – Rapper DMX stayed in the hospital at White Plains Hospital on Saturday night after a drug overdose caused a heart attack, TMZ and Variety reported.
Murray Richman, DMX’s attorney, confirmed to Rob Hoell of PIX11 News that he was life sustaining on Saturday night. The attorney originally said the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was life support, but later told PIX11 News that he was “misinformed and mispronounced” and apologized.
Richman, who has worked with DMX for over 25 years, said the rapper was hospitalized with a heart attack. He couldn’t confirm that it was induced by a drug overdose.
Richman said DMX was “in serious condition” and “surrounded by family”.
“I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son, ”said Richman. “He’s just a great person, a great entertainer, a great person. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not the ordinary rapper. A person of great depth. “
Sources told TMZ the overdose happened at his home around 11 p.m. on Friday.
Simmons was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Yonkers. Those close to him in Westchester County were hoping for a miracle.
“This will either be a great testimony to his strength if he makes it. If not, we are at the end of the pandemic and what a way out, ”said family friend Brenda Ramsey as she stood in front of White Plains Hospital.
Not long after published reports of his hospitalization surfaced, rappers and other celebrities used social media to wish DMX a full recovery. The term “prayers to DMX” was popular on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
Please pray, send healing energy, whatever positive mood you can for #DMX 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 🖤🖤🖤
– Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 3, 2021
White Plains Hospital would not post any updates on the rapper’s condition due to privacy concerns.
DMX caused a sensation in rap music in 1998 with its first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot”, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. The multi-platinum sales album was anchored by several hits including “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, “Get At Me Dog” and “Stop Being Greedy”.
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