DMX has been admitted to a New York hospital following a reported drug overdose.
The 50-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday night (April 2) after experiencing a heart attack triggered by the OD, TMZ reports.
DMX’s representatives confirmed to Billboard that the rapper is currently hospitalized, but could not provide further details on his condition.
A source tells TMZ that the Yonkers-bred MC — who has a long history with drug abuse — has “some brain activity,” while another source says he’s in a “vegetative state.”
In early 2019, DMX was released from a West Virginia prison after serving a one-year sentence for federal tax evasion. Later that year, he canceled a series of scheduled live performances and checked himself into rehab for substance abuse.
DMX’s decades-long career includes five No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, starting with his 1998 debut, It’s Dark And Hell is Hot. He has also landed 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Party (Up in Here).”
In addition to a successful career in music, the rapper has also established an extensive acting career, starring in such films as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour.