DMX's Children Arrive At Hospital Amid ‘Grim’ Prognosis Following Overdose

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 28:  DMX performs at Masters Of Ceremony 2019 at Barclays Center on June 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

DMX's Children Arrive At Hospital Amid ‘Grim’ Prognosis Following Overdose

The rapper has been in a “vegetative state” with no brain activity.

PUBLISHED ON : APRIL 5, 2021 / 06:23 PM

Written by BET Staff

DMX reportedly suffered drug overdose and is now at White Plains Hospital in New York in a vegetative state. Some of his 15 children have arrived but they can only see their father one at a time.

Family sources tell TMZ that several of his kids are at the hospital for time with the 50-year-old. His fiancee, Desiree, and his mother have already been there. It’s not clear if the kids have been allowed in the ICU but TMZ says “that's the plan.” They kids will be restricted to one at a time due to COVID.

TMZ reports his prognosis is “grim.”

According to The New York Times, his manager Nakia Walker said he is currently in a "vegetative state.” Additionally, Walker told Buzzfeed News he has “lung and brain failure and no brain activity."

His family said in a statement to PEOPLE, "We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”

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According to TMZ, the incident occurred at his home at around 11 p.m. on April 2 and triggered a heart attack.

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.

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: Theo Wargo/Getty Images


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