The family of rap veteran DMX has come forward. The hospitalized ex-Def Jam legend’s day ones have addressed his condition following a reported overdose.
DMX’s Family Addresses His Health
According to reports, X’s children had planned to fly in and visit him. A family member claimed paramedics tried resuscitating him for 30 minutes which deprived him of oxygen and severely impacted his brain.
We just got an official statement from DMX’s rep … “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 rep goes on … “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.” (TMZ)
According to X’s attorney Murray Richman, there was some good news – finally – regarding the the vet. However, despite the positive direction Earl Simmons is going, the lawyer acknowledges he’s still not out of the life-threatening situation quite yet.
“He’s been in the hospital as the result of a heart attack. He has been taken off life support and he’s breathing on his own. But we are concerned. It would be disingenuous of me to suggest that I’m not a worried man at this point. Earl Simmons, DMX, in my opinion, is one of the great poets of our time and what he had to say, if people bothered to listen and they could overcome their hostility to rap would learn a great deal.” (PIX 11)
Swizz Beatz Sends Prayers
Producer Swizz Beatz went to his Twitter and Instagram pages with some since-deleted posts. Swizzy didn’t name-drop X but acknowledged he wanted followers to send positive thoughts and prayers to his brother.
“Let’s keep the positive vibrations & prayers high for my brother 🙏🏽thank you🙏🏽 #positiveenergyonly”
Swizz also posted up a sky image to IG followers and ignited a flurry of reactions in support of praying for X.
“The light brother” -Fat Joe
“Praying hard bro 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽” -La La Anthony
“🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾” -Tamika D. Mallory
“🙏🏾” -Missy Elliott
DMX Possibly Facing Death
According to reports, the drug overdose took place last night before midnight and placed X in a hospital. The OD triggered a heart attack and initial reports claim things are looking grave for the ex-Def Jam icon.
DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York and is in the critical care unit. We’re told he has “some brain activity.” Another source says he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he may not make it. As we have reported over the years, DMX, who was the cornerstone of the Ruff Ryders label, has battled substance abuse and has been to rehab several times. His last rehab stint back in 2019 came after he completed a 12-month sentence for tax evasion. (TMZ)
X Has New Collabos Coming
Recently, X hyped up major collaborations coming out in the near future. The rap heavyweight teased new tunes with the late Pop Smoke and Buffalo, New York rap group Griselda.
“I got the Griselda boys, Pop Smoke. That’s what type of new I’m doing.”