DMX Still on Life Support, Lawyer Says He Was Given Wrong Information – Report
UPDATE (April 3):
Following news that DMX's children were flying in to be by his side at a New York hospital, the family of the rapper released a statement on April 3.
"Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home," the statement reads. "At this time, he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer. The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need."
On Saturday night (April 3), DMX's attorney, Murray Richman, admitted to Rolling Stone that he was "given wrong information" when he told New York City's PIX11 News that the rapper had been taken off life support and was breathing on his own. The 50-year-old MC is reportedly still in ICU. His condition is serious but currently unknown.
Today has been a roller coaster ride of emotions for fans, friends and family of the beloved rapper. On Saturday morning, news broke on TMZ that X had overdosed, which led to a heart attack. He was reportedly rushed to a hospital in White Plains, N.Y. and placed in the ICU, with the site's sources saying he may be "brain dead" or in a "vegetative state." The hip-hop community rallied with prayers on social media including frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz, who noted on Instagram, "Let’s keep the positive vibrations & prayers high for my brother."
A ray of hope seemed to come when Richman, who has not confirmed the heart attack was brought on by a drug overdose, announced a somewhat uplifting update on the news. "He's been in the hospital as the result of a heart attack," Richman relayed. "He's been taken off the life support system, he's breathing on his own, but we are concerned. It would be disingenuous of me to suggest I'm not a worried man at this particular point."
DMXX's condition still remains dire. XXL has reached out to the rapper's record label for comment.
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