Rapper DMX remains on life support

DMX: Manager says rapper is on life support in coma, clarifies 'inaccurate  information' about his health | The Independent

Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered prayers Monday outside the New York hospital where he remains on life support.

The 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital on April 2 following a heart attack.

The crowd outside White Plains Hospital called “DMX! DMX!” and when urged to by the main speaker, crossed their arms in the shape of an X. A woman’s sobs reverberated as those in the audience heard a recording of the rapper, whose birth name is Earl Simmons.

Mr. Simmons’ longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, said on Sunday that the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit but he was not sure what caused the heart attack. DMX made his rap debut in 1998 and has released seven albums in a career that has included three Grammy nominations. He also has acted in several movies.

But substance abuse has been a struggle for him over the years, including in 2019 when he canceled shows to go to a rehabilitation facility.

Nevertheless, he retained his standing among fans. An online face-off last year with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg as part of the Verzuz series brought in more than 500,000 viewers.

DMX's family is still holding out hope for a miracle, and while he remains on life support with no improvement in brain function -- the grim circumstances are bringing his fam closer together than ever.

 DMX to undergo brain function tests as rapper remains on life support

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