Veteran United States rapper Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX, is currently hospitalized after reportedly overdosing on drugs.
DMX overdosed on Friday night at his home around 11 p.m., which then caused a heart attack. He is currently in a hospital in White Plains, N.Y., and is in the critical care unit.
Sources told TMZ that he has “some brain activity,” while others said that he is in a “vegetative state.”
DMX has been open about his past struggles with addiction, and has attended rehab several times. Most recently, in 2019, the 50-year-old rapper checked into rehab for substance abuse after serving a year-long sentence in jail for tax fraud and evasion.
DMX first came onto the rap scene in the 1990s and released his first album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” through Ruff Ryders and Def Jam in 1998. DMX followed his debut with “…And Then There Was X” in 1999, which became his best-selling album and was certified five-time multiplatinum.
DMX has released a total of seven studio albums and has earned three Grammy nominations, two for rap solo performance and one for rap album.