DMX rapper suffers drug overdose, hospitalized: report

DMX rapper suffers drug overdose, hospitalized: report


DMX would be hospitalized after suffering a drug overdose.

Sources told TMZ that the 50-year-old rapper, real name Earl Simmons, overdosed around 11 p.m. Friday, also triggering a heart attack.

The outlet said DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, and is in the intensive care unit with “some brain activity.” A source claimed he was in a “vegetative state”.

Representatives for the hip-hop star did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on Saturday.

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Stars Missy Elliot and Viola Davis reacted to the news on social media shortly after reports were published. “Prayers for DMX and his family,” Elliot wrote. Davis also tweeted that she was “praying for DMX”.

Rapper “Party Up (Up in Here)” is known to have struggled with drug addiction in the past. The report says he last completed rehab in 2019 after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion. At the time, the rapper claimed that the stay in rehab was not the result of a relapse but rather a preventive measure.

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Rapper DMX performs onstage during the 10th Annual ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on September 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rapper DMX performs onstage during the 10th Annual ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on September 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Last April, the rap legend hosted a Bible study reaching over 14,000 viewers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“A time to kiss, and a time to avoid kissing,” DMX said of quarantine and social distancing. “A time for hugs and a time to avoid hugs. What! Come on.”

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He led sermons telling his audience to keep the faith and believe in the will of God.

“At the end of the day, at the start of the day, it will be God’s will,” he said. “If you try to figure out why He does, what He does, you’re just going to end up with a headache. Do whatever it takes.

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