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DMX's Attorney Provides Significant Update On His Health

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 08: DMX performs at the 10th Annual ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on September 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

DMX's Attorney Provides Significant Update On His Health

The rapper was hospitalized in "grave condition" following a reported overdose.

Published 6 days ago

Written by Paul Meara

UPDATE:

Earlier Saturday afternoon (April 3), DMX’s attorney Murray Richman confirmed to PIX11 News that his client had “been taken off life support system and is breathing on his own.” Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, Rolling Stone reports that Richman was “given wrong information” and said that the legendary rapper remains on life support and in critical condition.

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DMX has been “taken off life support and is breathing on his own,” according to attorney Murray Richman.

Richman spoke to PIX11 News about the rapper’s condition, but says he’s still worried about his client’s health. “It would be disingenuous of me to suggest I’m not a worried man at this particular point,” he said.

DMX’s family, through Richman, had previously confirmed with ABC that the rapper is in grave condition and was on life support.

“I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had had a heart attack, and i’m not sure how it was induced and that he’s on life support,” Richman said, adding that X is “surrounded by family.”

Richman says he’s done legal work for DMX for over 20 years and has remained in contact with his family. “I’ve spoken to the family and the family and I are quite close with each other. I am concerned about his well-being and mindful of his significance,” he said. “I have known Earl for over 25 years and I believe that his music is quite poignant, very important. He’s truly a poet of our time.”

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DMX reportedly suffered an alleged drug overdose on Friday night (April 2) and is in grave condition at a White Plains, New York, hospital, reports say.

According to TMZ, the incident occurred at his home at around 11 p.m. and triggered a heart attack. The rapper is currently in the critical care unit and sources close to him told the celebrity news outlet that X has “some brain activity” and is in a “vegitative state.” Doctors, according to TMZ, are cautioning that “he may not make it.”

DMX, whose birth name is Earl Simmons, has battled substance abuse for years and has been to rehab several times. His last stint was in 2019.

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That year, Simmons checked himself into rehab out of fear he might relapse again, but the effort reportedly failed, reports say. 

One of DMX’s latest musical headlines was when he faced off against Snoop Dogg in a July 2020 Verzuz battle, which saw more than 500,000 viewers tune in.

Photo: Prince Williams/Wireimage

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