Rapper DMX has been hospitalized and fellow music artists comparable to Missy Elliott and Rick Ross have taken to social media to hope for his restoration.
The 50-year-old “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” artist was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York on Friday night time, April 2, TMZ reported, saying he is in vital situation. It quoted sources near the rapper as saying he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a coronary heart assault. DMX’s rep has not confirmed these particulars however did affirm to Billboard on Saturday, April 3, that the artist is at present hospitalized.
DMX, a father of 15 kids and whose actual identify is Earl Simmons, has battled substance habit on and off for years. He underwent remedy in rehab in 2017 and 2019.
Final November, he talked about his historical past of habit to crack cocaine on the present People’s Party with Talib Kweli. The rapper stated that at age 14, his mentor, who was like an “older brother” to him, gave him a crack-laced blunt with out telling him what he smoked. He stated he had by no means even smoked cigarettes or weed earlier than the incident.
“I by no means felt like this,” he stated, pausing for a number of seconds whereas getting emotional. “It simply f–ked me up. I later came upon that he laced the blunt with crack.”
The rapper requested, “Why would you do this to a baby? He was like 30…and he knew I appeared as much as him. Why would you do this to somebody who seems to be as much as you? I would not do this to my worst enemy.”