American rapper DMX, born Earl Simmons, was hospitalised in a critical condition on Friday night after suffering a drug overdose. According to relatives, the 50-year-old artist suffered a heart attack shortly after 11pm (03:00 GMT Saturday) at his home. He was immediately taken to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is in intensive care.
DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York and is in the intensive care unit. He reportedly overdosed in his home before being taken to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is being treated. The US press reported that the rapper is in « critical condition » and that doctors have warned that he may not survive.
DMX has been battling his drug addiction for several years, according to the gossip site. His last rehab was reportedly in 2019, just after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion. At the time, DMX promised not to relapse, but checked himself into rehab out of fear of doing so again, as he felt the temptation to use drugs again. DMX made his return to the stage after rehab in December 2019.
The rapper was seen on stage in July 2020 in a popular virtual rap battle against Snoop Dogg. DMX has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide over the course of his career. He was the cornerstone of the Ruff Ryders label. During a Vegas show, the rapper took a moment to tell fans: « When you fall down, when you get up, everybody here has been through some shit, and you never know what God is willing to do for you… ».