Rapper DMX remains in the ICU following a heart attack over the weekend and several of his children have rushed to his sickbed.
Later on Monday, a prayer vigil will be held by family, friends and fans outside the hospital where DMX is receiving care
in White Plains, New York.
The rapper’s condition remains critical and ‘dire’, according to TMZ. This prompted an undetermined number of DMX’s children to head to White Plains to say their goodbyes.
DMX has been holding on to life for the last several days after allegedly overdosing and subsequently having a heart attack.
‘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 said through a publicist. ‘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.’
Another statement released Sunday afternoon said the rapper remained in a coma and was on a ventilator.
Richman said he could not confirm reports that DMX overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.
‘He had a heart attack. He´s quite ill,’ Richman said. ‘I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son.
‘He’s just a tremendous person, tremendous entertainer, tremendous human being. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not the run-of-the-mill rapper. A person of great depth.’
Doctors at White Plains Hospital in New York have said the rapper’s prognosis is poor while family members have said his life hangs in the balance.
DMX was said to be off life support earlier Saturday but his lawyer later said that the news was a ‘misstatement’.
Sources told TMZ that the star overdosed around 11pm on Friday and was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical care.
One relative explained that paramedics tried to re
The native of Yonkers, a suburb of New York, was ordered to be under supervised release for three years.
DMX was said to have been preparing for a comeback during his first year as a free man and had signed a new record deal with Def Jam Records in September that year.
But the following month, just 10 months after his release, the star took to social media to announce he was checking into rehab for an unspecified amount of time.
‘In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility. He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support,’ the post read.
It is unclear how long DMX was in treatment, but by late December he was seen back on stage in Las Vegas where he performed at the Hakkasan Nightclub.
The rapper appeared to be in good spirits and addressed his troubles during the show with a rousing address between songs.
‘You won’t know if he’s willing to pick you up unless you fall down. You won’t know if he’s willing to help you find your way, unless you get lost,’ he added.
DMX, whose deep, gravelly voice and dark, often violent lyrics catapulted him to fame in the early nineties, has a colorful criminal history.
The father of 15 has been arrested for a variety of offenses over the years including drug possession, reckless driving, animal cruelty and failing to pay child support.
Artistically he is best known for his 2000 smash hit ‘Party Up (Up In Here),’ in which he belittles other rappers.
Source: Daily Mail