Sunday April 4th 2021
Heart attack after overdose
Rapper DMX in critical condition
After an overdose and a heart attack, the US rapper DMX is in the hospital. The health of the 50-year-old is critical. Apparently his brain was insufficiently supplied with oxygen for a long time.
US rapper Earl Simmons, known under the stage name DMX, was admitted to a New York hospital on Friday evening after a drug overdose, according to media reports. As the celebrity portal “TMZ” reports, the 50-year-old also suffered a heart attack as a result of the overdose, and his condition is serious.
According to a source, the musician is said to be in a “vegetative state”. Another source says that Simmons showed little brain activity. The attending doctors apparently fear that he will not survive the overdose. It remains unclear which drugs the rapper took. As a family member told TMZ, paramedics are said to have tried for 30 minutes to revive the rapper. During this time, his brain was not supplied with sufficient oxygen. The musician’s children are said to be on their way to the clinic.
Simmons lawyer, Murray Richmann, confirmed to the media that the musician was unplugged from life support devices and can currently breathe independently. However, Richmann also stated that there was “very little brain activity”. “He’s had a heart attack. He’s pretty sick.” Simmons has had recurring problems with drugs in the past. According to his own admission, he has been addicted to crack since he was 14 years old. He went into rehab two years ago.
Earl Simmons was born in Vermont, New York State in 1970. In his youth he went to the same school with rap greats like Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes. His best known songs include “We Right Here” (2001) and “X Gon ‘Give It to Ya” (2003). In his career he sold around 20 million records worldwide under the name DMX.