The rapper suffered a heart attack Friday around 11 p.m. at his home in White Plains and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital, where he remains on a ventilator
The 50-year-old rapper was hospitalized on Friday night in the New York suburbs. “He is still on life support,” says his lawyer.
New York rapper DMX was hospitalized Friday night after a heart attack and was still in critical condition on Saturday, his lawyer Murray Richman said Saturday today. The latter said he could not confirm information from the specialist site TMZ according to which the New York rapper, 50 years old and known to have had drug problems, overdosed. DMX had in particular done detoxification in 2019, according to the same media.
“He was hospitalized at 11 pm yesterday at the White Plains hospital”, a city in the New York suburbs where he resides, after having “a heart attack”, told AFP Murray Richman, who represents the rapper for 25 years. “As far as I know he is still on life support,” the lawyer added, saying he was “very worried”.
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, had his heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like X Gon ‘Give It To Ya or Party Up.
First successes at the end of the 1990s
Author of eight albums, the last in 2015, DMX is one of hip-hop’s darkest figures, exposing his inner demons in hymns that have earned him both commercial and critical acclaim. His first big single, Get At Me Dog, starring Def Jam, was released in 1998, from their debut studio album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.
The album climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, with a second hit, Ruff Ryders Anthem, marking the beginning of a commercial success that will last for several years.
During his career, DMX has had several legal disputes, with charges of possession of narcotics, cruelty to animals, dangerous driving, non-payment of child support, or even posing as a federal agent.
In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, admitting to having avoided paying $ 1.7 million in taxes. He was sentenced to one year in prison and returned some $ 2.3 million.