Updated: Apr 4
Rapper and actor DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York on Friday, after an overdose triggered a heart attack, according to TMZ. A source told the outlet that the performer was in a "vegetative state."
Word of his condition spread on Saturday when Eric B. of the group Eric B. & Rakim uploaded an image of himself with the 50-year-old star, with the caption "Please pray for my brother DMX" followed by hashtags #dmx #ericb #dmxhospitalized.
UPDATE 1: DMX Taken Off Life Support, Breathing on His Own
According to an update from DMX’s attorney, the rapper has been taken off of life support and is breathing on his own.
UPDATE 2: DMX Still on Life Support at NY Hospital
The lawyer said DMX remains on life support after misspeaking earlier Saturday and stating the rapper had come off life support and was breathing on his own.
DMX, born Earl Simmons, has spoken about his issues with addiction in the past. On a recent podcast with Talib Kweli, he said that a mentor tricked him into smoking crack when he was only 14.
"I later found out that he laced the blunt with crack. Why would you do that to a child?" he asked.
In October 2019 he cancelled tour dates to check himself into a drug rehabilitation clinic.
Over the years, DMX has been nominated for three Grammys and has won two American Music Awards. His first three albums, released in 1998 and 1999, went 4x, 3x, and 5x Platinum.