As rapper DMX remains in hospital having reportedly suffered a drug overdose and heart attack last week, rumors have been circulating surrounding his condition...
Now, DMX is one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Born in 1970, DMX began releasing his first tunes in the early '90s.
He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999.
Which included the hit song, "Party Up (Up in Here)"
Since his debut, DMX has released 7 studio albums.
And has cemented himself into the hip hop hall of fame forever.
The rapper also appeared in numerous films.
Including action thrillers Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001), and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).
But DMX has had many battles throughout his life.
Many of which are personal battles for substance abuse.
He's been to rehab many times.
His last stint was back in 2019...
After that he made a powerful return to the stage.
Where he told fans: "When you fall down, get back up, everyone here has been through some s**t and you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you."
But last weekend tragic news emerged...
The news that DMX had been hospitalised after reportedly suffering a suspected overdose and subsequent heart attack.
The alleged overdose occurred on April 2.
Nah this is not what I needed to wake up and hear today. Praying for DMX https://t.co/aITbTpkJhs— Trouble Man 🦉 (@Trouble Man 🦉)1617463937.0
It's been reported that the drug overdose took place at around 11pm Friday evening.
According to TMZ, the overdose triggered a heart attack.
He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York.
Rumors have been circulating online in regards to the rapper's condition.
It was initially reported by some outlets that DMX had been taken off life support but his attorney Murray Richman later said he was misinformed, confirming he was still in "grave condition" after suffering a heart attack at home at around 11 pm on Friday 2 April.
In a statement issued by his family, they said: "We are issuing this statement to combat all the false and misleading reports that are circulating on social media."
"Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home.
"At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must cross."
"The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music has been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world."
"It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need."
And yesterday saw another rumour emerge...
The hashtag #RIPDMX began making the rounds on Twitter last night.
All I can think about 😭 #RIPDMX https://t.co/XaF9Uua9XQ— 𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 ᴸᴬ (@𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 ᴸᴬ)1617938126.0
This hurts yo... He was such a real one, and it’s very sad to see him go out this way 😔 Had to share this vid I to… https://t.co/XlvnaLw4W5— . (@.)1617938169.0
RIP DMX. Drug addiction took him too soon. #ripdmx https://t.co/ozBKTsMnbS— ClockOutWars (@ClockOutWars)1617937567.0
Fuck... still hoping it isn’t true!! #RIPDMX https://t.co/dorcjsqitU— Christian_J_D_M 🏁 (@Christian_J_D_M 🏁)1617936987.0
But now, his manager has shut down the "RIPDMX" rumors.
Posting a video on Instagram, DMX's manager, Steve Rifkind, issued a statement.
"Everybody, please stop posting with these rumors," he said.
"DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please. It's not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night."
"You will be hearing a statement from the family sometime tomorrow. I've been with DMX for the past 3 years, so the only thing I ask is just stop with the rumors."
"He is still alive and he is still on life support."
DMX reportedly underwent tests on Wednesday to determine how much brain damage had been suffered.
Results showed he hasn't regained any brain function over the last 6 days.
Our thoughts go out to him and his family during this awful time.
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