DMX is in grave condition at a White Plains, N.Y., hospital after an attack, said his long-time attorney and friend Murray Richman.
Richman said that the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is on life support, surrounded by family members including his ex-wife, current partner and children.
Richman said he had no knowledge that Simmons, 50, suffered a drug overdose, as reported by TMZ. A representative for Simmons said that he was rushed to the hospital on Friday night after collapsing at his home.
“At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition,” the statement said, according to TMZ. “Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer”.
DMX burst on the music scene in 1998 when his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” became a platinum-selling success, boasting hit single such as “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “How’s It Goin’ Down”.