The DMX family is asking for prayers as the famous rapper is in a “vegetative state” after a drug overdose and heart attack last week.
“We ask that you please keep Earl / DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes and prayers, as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges,” the rapper’s family (born Earl Simmons) wrote in a statement to People.
Motorcyclists wearing clothing from his “Ruff Ryders” collective have gathered around White Plains Hospital in Westchester, where 50-year-old rapper “X Gon ‘Give It to Ya” remains on life support, and they plan to hold a prayer vigil on Monday.
DMX is currently in a “vegetative state,” its manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times on Sunday.
“We’re just praying,” Walker said, noting that some of his family members were allowed to visit the Yonkers native at the hospital.
Additionally, Walker told BuzzFeed News that the “What’s My Name” performer is “still in the same condition, in a vegetative state, [with] pulmonary and cerebral insufficiency and without cerebral activity “.
DMX attorney Murray Richman further told the New York Times that the rapper had lived a “difficult life” and had used music as an outlet.
“He expressed pain and suffering in a unique way,” Richman said. “He really reflects a whole segment of our society whose pain and suffering go unrecorded.”
Richman added: “He is a truly amazing person. He entered a room, illuminated it. He couldn’t help but make you feel good in his presence. “
The dire news about the “Where the Hood At” rapper caused a stir on social media, where celebrities asked for prayers for him.