DMX’s family shared details regarding his recent heart attack, according to Fox News.
DMX is currently on life support after having a heart attack and remains in a come.
“On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues,” the family shared.
“We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”
Murray Richman said that DMX was admitted to the intensive care unit at White Plains Hospital after going into cardiac arrest.
Richman did not confirm whether or not DMX overdosed on drugs and said that the reason for the heart attack is still unclear.
Richman said, “He’s truly an amazing person. He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn’t help making you feel good in his presence.”
Nakia Walker, DMX’s former manager, said that their rapper is currently in a “vegetative state” and is suffering from “lung and brain failure.”
“Prayers for DMX and his family,” Missy Elliot wrote.
From Fox News:
Sources initially reported to TMZ that DMX had suffered his heart attack as a result of a drug overdose. However, that has yet to be confirmed. The “Party Up (Up in Here)” rapper is known to have previously battled substance abuse. The report states he last completed rehab in 2019 after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion. At the time, the rapper claimed the rehab stint was not a result of a relapse and instead was a preventative measure.
Stars Missy Elliot and Viola Davis were among the first celebrities to react to the news on social media.
Davis also tweeted that she was “praying for DMX.”