New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, NY – Rapper DMX was hospitalized Saturday after suffering a serious heart attack in his Westchester County home, his lawyer said.
“He’s in the hospital. He’s on life support. He’s had a heart attack,” the lawyer, Murray Richman, told the Daily News.
“Everyone’s speculating what the cause is, but I do not know the cause,” Richman added.
The 50-year-old hip-hop star and ‘Romeo Must Die’ actor taken to at White Plains Hospital about 11pm on Friday, TMZ reported.
The ‘Party Up (Up In Here)’ singer was showing “some brain activity” but was in a “vegetative state”, sources told TMZ, which attributed the heart attack to a drug overdose.
Fans became concerned when Eric B of the rap duo Eric B & Rakim shared an image of himself and DMX on Instagram with the caption, “Please pray for my brother DMX,” and the hashtag #DMXhospitalized.
Rapper Rick Ross also posted “Prayers up for DMX the legend, let’s put that in the sky” on Instagram.
Other celebrities including Missy Elliott, rapper Big Freedia and Academy-award-winning actress Viola Davis also offered prayers for his recovery via Twitter.
He also missed a gig in Brooklyn where he had been scheduled to perform for Def Jam’s 35th anniversary, it was reported at the time.
DMX was released from prison in January 2019 after serving time for tax evasion.
Despite the pandemic, DMX had been holding modest performances this year and was planning a small tour in Indianapolis and Texas in May, according to his Instagram page.
- Top Feature Photo: Rapper DMX performs during week five of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at UIC Pavilion on July 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois – Streeter Lecka/BIG3/Getty Images