DMX’s family and supporters gathered outside the New York hospital on Monday to hold a prayer meeting for him to stay alive.
After a heart attack, the 50-year-old rap legend was taken to the hospital on Friday.
The crowd outside White Plains Hospital called “DMX! DMX!”. Then, at the urging of the main speaker, they crossed their arms into an X shape. The sobbing of a lady in the audience echoed, and she heard the recording of the rapper, her name was Earl Simmons.
Simmons’ long-term lawyer, Murray Richman, said on Sunday that the rapper was sent to the intensive care unit, but he was not sure what caused the heart disease.
The DMX family, the lawyer said, his “severe heart problem is coming”
“Our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX (Earl Simmons), whose name was on Friday night, April 2, 2021, was taken to White Plains (NY) Hospital and faced serious health problems.” We ask you to ask Piaget/DMX and us to keep your thoughts, wishes and prayers while carrying out these challenges and respect our privacy.”
Another statement issued on Sunday afternoon stated that the rapper was still in a coma and was on a ventilator.
Richman said he was unable to confirm reports of overdose of 50-year-old DMX, and he was not sure what caused the heart attack.
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Richman told the New York Times: “He is indeed an amazing man.” “He walked into a room and illuminated the room. In front of him, he can’t help but make you feel good.”
In a separate interview with PIX11 News in New York, Richman pointed out that he was “worried” about the current situation of the rapper.
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DMX made its rap debut in 1998 and released 7 albums in its career, including 3 Grammy nominations. He has also acted in several movies.
But for many years, drug abuse has been his struggle, including in 2019 when he canceled performances to a rehabilitation facility.
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Nevertheless, he still maintained his position among the fans. Last year, there was an online confrontation with rapper Snoop Dogg (Snoop Dogg), which was part of the Verzuz TV series, which attracted more than 500,000 viewers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.