DMX is in a serious condition in hospital following a heart attack.
New York-born rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was admitted to intensive care on Friday (2nd) and initially placed on life support following a heart attack, according to various U.S. media outlets. Simmons' lawyer. Murray Richman, said that he couldn't confirm reports that drugs were responsible for the heart attack.
A representative for Simmons told TMZ that the rapper “remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer... the Simmons family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl.”
According to a report from Sky News today (6th), family, friends and fans of DMX are currently holding a vigil at New York's White Plains hospital. At the time of this article there have been no update on Simmons' condition.
Fans gather outside of White Plains Hospital for DMX’s prayer vigil pic.twitter.com/cpSbNMZ8Qj
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) April 5, 2021
Messages of support have poured in for DMX from across the industry. You can read some of these below.
Still Praying for you X https://t.co/ZtLhQIGiTp
Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 6, 2021
"Just to say how blessed I am to have your voice near my voice
Your truth tellin
Saviour sellin self
Is an inspiration and very much a good vibration
Hope we get to realization
some day soon…
DMX IS THE BMX”
Prayers this Easter Monday for DMX
— U2 (@U2) April 5, 2021
“Im slipping, I’m falling I can’t get up” dat song by DMX helped me get through some tuff times, say a pray for my dog DMX
— Roddy31st (@young_roddy) April 5, 2021
Keep praying for DMX
— . (@CardoGotWings) April 6, 2021
“I felt vindicated. I knew I was fucking dope.” - DMX after dropping two #1 albums in the same year pic.twitter.com/rPbtae44Vs
— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) April 5, 2021
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) April 6, 2021