Stephen: DMX’s family issues statement following rapper’s medical emergency, heart attack
DMX’s family gave us an update on his condition, after speculation about what happened to him ran rampant online. We know he suffered a heart attack and is on life support. TMZ reports that the coronary was due to an overdose. His family’s statement from late Saturday night said, “Last night Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home. At this time, he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer.
It continued, “The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support, and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.” On Sunday, DMX’s fiancee, Desiree Lindstrom, and his mother Arnett Simmons, were allowed to visit him in ICU. DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind told TMZ to tell fans, “Please pray for him.”