Rapper DMX suffers drug overdose, hospitalized: report


DMX is reportedly hospitalized after suffering a drug overdose.

Sources told TMZ that the 50-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, overdosed around 11 p.m. Friday, also leading to 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 that he is in a “vegetative state.”

Representatives for the hip-hop star did not immediately respond to 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 the reports emerged. “Prayers for DMX and his family,” Elliot wrote. Davis also tweeted that he was “praying for DMX.”

The “Party Up (Up in Here)” rapper is known to have battled substance abuse in the past. The report indicates that he last completed rehab in 2019 after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion. At the time, the rapper claimed that the rehab period 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 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Last April, the rap legend hosted a Bible study that reached more than 14,000 viewers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“A time to hug and a time to avoid hugging,” DMX said of the 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 beginning of the day, it will be God’s will,” he said. “If you try to understand why he does it, what he does, you will end up with a headache. Just do the right thing.”

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