RAPPER DMX has suffered a drug overdose and is reportedly in a critical condition in hospital.DMX reportedly suffered a heart attack as a result of a drug overdose at his home on Friday nightCredit: Getty In August 2020, X announced he was working on his first album since 2015s Redemption of the Beast LPCredit: Getty
The publication cites the source as saying the drug overdose had triggered a heart attack
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is currently in hospital in White Plains, New York in a critical care unit.
A source told TMZ how X, now 50, is in a "vegetative state," while another claims the Harlem born musician has "some brain activity."
Information first started to circulate when famed NY rapper Eric B shared an image of himself and DMX.
He captioned the image: “Please pray for my brother DMX,” along with the hashtag #DMXhospitalized.
Ja Rule, who was in rap group Murder Inc. with DMX and Jay-Z, was one of the first to send him well wishes.DMX has said he first tried crack cocaine when he was aged just 14Credit: Getty DMX has reportedly struggled with drug addiction throughout his adult life - and has openly addressed the issues within his songsCredit: Getty
“Prayers up for my brother DMX,” he wrote on Twitter.
Missy Elliot tweeted “prayers for DMX and his family", while Academy Award winner Viola Davis said she was “Praying for DMX".
DMX has reportedly struggled with drug addiction throughout his adult life - and has openly addressed the issues within his songs.
In 2016 Page Six reported DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after suffering a drug overdose in a Westchester, New York parking lot.
Luckily, a medic on hand administered Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, according to police.
The rapper became “semiconscious” and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received treatment.DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is currently in hospital in White Plains, New York in a critical care unit.Credit: Reuters A host of rappers and celebrities - including Eric B and Missy Elliot - have offered their 'thoughts and prayers' to the Harlem nativeCredit: Getty DMX accepts the award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop artist during a live broadcast of the 27th Annual American Music Awards show in 2000Credit: Getty
A few years later he signed a new deal with Def Jam in September 2019 - the label who he initially signed his first major label deal with in 1998.
The following month, he entered in to a drug rehab program.
In August 2020, X announced he was working on his first album since 2015's Redemption of the Beast LP.
DMX's career has been super prolific, with his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, cementing his place as a shining light of hip hop music upon release in 1999.
Since his debut, DMX has released seven studio albums.
X has also successfully ventured into film, featuring in movies such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour.
And In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man.
Official music video for DMX's 2001 hit Ruff Ryders' Anthem