DMX Hospitalized After Reported Overdose

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Prayers are up for DMX, who reportedly is in critical condition following a drug overdose Friday night, April 2nd according to TMZ.  The overdose reportedly occurred around 11 p.m. following which the multi-platinum rap legend was rushed over to a hospital in White Plains, New York and was taken to the ICU.

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DMX has had many successes, including the multi-platinum albums It’s Dark and Hell is HotFlesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood as well as …And Then There Was X.  More recently X returned to perform in Vegas in 2019 following his January release from prison due to tax fraud; he later went toe to toe against fellow legend Snoop Dogg in a Verzuz battle that raised over 500,000 viewers.

While some sources claim he has “some brain activity”, others report that he is an a “vegetative state” following the overdose that sources say sparked a heart attack.  The well-loved rapper is no doubt in many fans’ prayers.

The incident comes almost four years to the date of the rapper having to cancel shows because of medical concerns, back in April 2017.

 

AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF EARL SIMMONS A/K/A DMX
April 4th, 2021
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.
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.
Thank you
The Family of Earl Simmons a/k/a DMX
NOTE – The Ruff Ryders To The Rescue Foundation will have a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains NY) on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 5 pm EST. The press is welcome. Please be respectful of the hospital and its staff.
Thank you

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