UPDATE: DMX is now off life support and breathing on his own. Attorney Murray Richman, who has represented the rapper for years, spoke to New York’s PIX11 News Saturday evening. He also confirmed that the Yorkers, New York rap legend had a heart attack.
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Rap star DMX is currently fighting for his life in a White Plains, New York area hospital.
While it has not been confirmed, a source claimed DMX suffered from an apparent overdose, while another told AllHipHop that the rap star had preexisting heart and lung issues that led to emergency hospitalization sometime last night (April 2nd).
The same source said the 50-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, flat-lined, but thankfully doctors were able to bring him back to life, although he’s reportedly in a vegetative state.
The Ruff Ryder’s addiction to drugs started when was 14-years-old after unknowingly smoking a cigarette laced with crack cocaine and he has battled substance for much of his adult life.
His issues with substance abuse have derailed his career several times.
In October of 2019, DMX’s 20th-anniversary tour was canceled after he decided to check himself into a rehab facility in an attempt to get sober.
Despite his issues with substance abuse, DMX has become one of the best rappers to touch the microphone, and he has had a successful career as an actor as well.
DMX has released seven studio albums, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998) Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)… And Then There Was X (1999), The Great Depression (2001), Grand Champ (2003), Year of the Dog… Again (2006), and Undisputed (2012).
DMX re-signed to Def Jam in 2019 and was reportedly working on a batch of material with Ruff Ryders’ in-house producer, Swizz Beatz.
On the acting side, DMX starred opposite of major stars like Aaliyah and Jet Li in movies like “Belly” (1998), “Romeo Must Die” (1998), “Exit Wounds” (2001), and most recently, “Fast and Fierce: Death Race” (2020).
Last year, fans were excited to see DMX return to the spotlight during an epic battle with Snoop Dogg, as part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s popular Verzuz series.
Just a few days ago, DMX seemed to be healthy and in good spirits in a video posted by his fiancee, Desiree Lindstrom.