Yesterday morning, news emerged that the legendary rap artist, DMX, had suffered a reported drug overdose which brought on a heart attack.
Now, his lawyer has released a statement claiming that there is 'little brain activity...
Here's everything we know.
Rap legend DMX has suffered a reported overdose.
Shocking news emerged yesterday morning with the news that rap and hip hop legend, DMX, had reportedly suffered an overdose.
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 seven 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 through 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 his 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 yesterday tragic news emerged.
The news that DMX had suffered a suspected overdose and is reportedly in grave condition...
Since the horrific news emerged, prayers and well wishes have been pouring in for the hip hop legend.
DMX Suffers OD and in Grave Condition https://t.co/czhwXWQm42— TMZ (@TMZ) April 3, 2021
Please Lord not DMX 😭🙏🏾💙 praying for a full recovery pic.twitter.com/1KW655HGjs— Cii (@cierra_cii) April 3, 2021
Prayers for DMX as reports that he’s hospitalized in grave condition from a overdose pic.twitter.com/RBg9SV6zeT— VideoMixtape.com (@VideoMixtape_) April 3, 2021
Come on DMX wtf man we can’t lose no more icons 🥺 #Respectfully— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) April 3, 2021
DMX suffered a drug overdose Friday night and is currently in the hospital and in critical condition.— Misc Hip Hop (@MiscHipHop) April 3, 2021
Prayers for DMX 🙏🏽pic.twitter.com/L6qshFUPB2
For yall that dont know DMX🙏🏽. Not DMX man 💔. Prayers pic.twitter.com/d4D43MTgHM— ⚡️ (@BrodieSZN__) April 3, 2021
God for the love of you please don’t take DMX— Dom Reid (@iamdomreid) April 3, 2021
Prayers DMX 🤞 double R 💪🏾— 🎞🎞 (@AfexMedia) April 3, 2021
The alleged overdose occurred on Friday.
Nah this is not what I needed to wake up and hear today. Praying for DMX pic.twitter.com/aITbTpkJhs— Trouble Man 🦉 (@NewThundercat) April 3, 2021
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.
TMZ claimed at the time that the rapper has 'some brain activity'.
Prayers up for DMX 🙏🏾 #Respectfully— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) April 3, 2021
Other sources claimed that he was in a vegetative state, though these reports were not confirmed.
Most news outlets are claiming the prognosis does not look good.
this dmx news fucking sucks— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 3, 2021
i really hope he comes through
And now a statement from DMX's lawyer seems to confirm this.
The statement reads:
Prayers for DMX and his family🙏🏾💜 pic.twitter.com/NhKIx0aAyj— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 3, 2021
He was on life support. He's been taken off of life support. He is breathing on his own but there is a little brain activity.
A family member of DMX's told TMZ that paramedics tried to resuscitate him for 30 minutes.
Prayers out 2 @DMX & his family!! True legend!! Pullin 4 u please stay strong!!— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) April 3, 2021
During this time his brain was massively starved of oxygen which has severely impacted his brain.
One family source said: "It's not looking good."
DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021
And DMX's children are flying out to see him and be by his bedside.
In another statement, DMX's reps said:
I want DMX to survive and see all of this love pouring out for him.— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) April 3, 2021
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 conquer.
The statement continued:
The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have 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.
We hope DMX is able to get through this.
Our thoughts go out to him and his family during this awful time.
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