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TMZ reports rapper DMX in 'grave condition'

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 23:03:56-04

TMZ is reporting rapper DMX is in a New York hospital after suffering from a heart attack Friday night.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, reportedly suffered an overdose that triggered a heart attack, said TMZ.

Sources say he was found at his home at around 11:00 p.m. Friday.

He was taken to a hospital in White Plains, New York where he is said to be in the critical care unit, according to TMZ.

According to TMZ, Simmons has very minimal brain activity after not having any oxygen for several minutes during the heart attack.

DMX has battled substance abuse in the past and has gone through rehabilitation several times. His last stint at rehab was back in 2019 after he completed a 12-month sentence for tax evasion.

The rapper has had several hits on the music charts, including "Party Up (Up in Here)" and "X Gon' Give It To Ya." In the 90s he helped form the popular record label and rap group Ruff Ryders with The Lox, which included rapper and actress Eve.

In July of 2020, DMX and Snoop Dogg performed together in a Verzuz battle that had more than 500,000 viewers tune in.