RAPPER DMX has suffered a drug overdose and is reportedly in a critical condition in hospital.
According to TMZ, a source close to the rapper says the overdose occurred at his home at around 11pm on Friday night.
The publication cites the source as saying the drug overdose had triggered a heart attack
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is currently in hospital in White Plains, New York in a critical care unit.
A source told TMZ how X, now 50, is in a "vegetative state", while another claims the Harlem born musician has "some brain activity".
Information first started to circulate when famed NY rapper Eric B shared an image of himself and DMX.
He captioned the image: “Please pray for my brother DMX,” along with the hashtag #DMXhospitalized
DMX has reportedly struggled with drug addiction throughout his adult life – and has openly addressed the issues within his songs.
In 2016 Page Six reported DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after suffering a drug overdose in a Westchester, New York parking lot.
Luckily, a medic on hand administered Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, according to police.
The rapper became “semiconscious” and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received treatment.
A few years later he signed a new deal with Def Jam in September 2019 -the label who he initially signed his first major label deal with in 1998.
The following month, he entered in to a drug rehab program.
In August 2020, X announced he was working onn his first album since 2015s Redemption of the Beast LP.
More to follow…
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