DMX's longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday evening at White Plains Hospital. "He previously a coronary attack. He's quite ill," Richman said. Richman explained he cannot confirm reports that DMX, 50, overdosed on drugs and had not been sure what caused the coronary attack."I'm incredibly sad about any of it, extremely sad. He's like my son," Richman said. "He's just a tremendous person, tremendous entertainer, tremendous human being. And so much to offer, so much to state. Not the run-of-the-mill rapper. A person of great depth."
On Saturday night, the TMZ.com website reported that it received a good statement from a good representative of DMX, whose true name is Earl Simmons, that said: "Yesterday evening Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the home. At this time he continues to be in ICU in critical condition. Earl is a warrior his life time. 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. Earl is certainly someone whose life and music have already been a way to obtain inspiration and durability to so many persons around the world. It really is reassuring to check out his fans returning that same passion and strength to him during his period of want."DMX made a good splash found in rap music in 1998 with his initially studio album "It's Dark and Hell is Hot," which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multiplatinum offering album was anchored by several hits incorporating "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," "Get At Me Dog" and "Prevent Being Greedy."
The rapper had four other chart-topping albums including "AND THERE IS X," "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood," "THE FANTASTIC Depression" and "Grand Champ." He has produced seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.Together with his music position, DMX paved his approach as an actor. He starred in the 1998 film "Belly" and made an appearance in "Romeo Must Die" a couple years later with Jet Li and the late singer Aaliyah. DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the film's soundtrack song "KEEP COMING BACK in One Piece."
The rapper also starred in "Exit Wounds" with Steven Seagal and "Cradle 2 the Grave" with Li. Through the years, DMX possesses battled with drug abuse. The rapper canceled a number of shows to check on himself right into a rehabilitation facility in 2019. Within an Instagram post, his team explained he apologized for the canceled displays and thanked his fans for the continuing support. Last year, DMX confronted off against Snoop Dogg in a Verzuz battle, which drew more than 500,000 viewers.