His manager said that the rapper Earl Simmons, known as DMX, had been living on life on Sunday afternoon and was in a “vegetative state.” Simmons’ long-term lawyer said he had been hospitalized after a heart attack.
Manager Nakia Walker said: “We are just praying.” He added that some relatives of Mr. Simmons have been allowed to see Mr. Simmons in the hospital.
Murray Richman, a 25-year-old lawyer representing Mr. Simmons, said that Mr. Simmons was hospitalized after being attacked at his home in White Plains, New York on Friday.
Mr. Richman admitted that Mr. Simmons, now 50, is living a “difficult life” and added that he shared this with the world through music.
Richman said: “He expressed pain and suffering in a very unique way.” “He does reflect the pain and suffering of our entire society that has never been recorded.”
In an interview with PIX11 News on Saturday, Richman said he was worried about Mr. Simmons.
Richman told the radio station: “It is unwise for me to advise me not to worry at this particular moment.”
Mr. Simmons has sold millions of records and is the first musician, with his first four albums ranking first on the Billboard charts. He is known for his interest in the audience at concerts, including “Party Up” in 1999 and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” in 2003.
Over the years, Mr. Simmons has been arrested many times for fraud, assault, driving under the influence of a car without a permit, and possession of weapons and narcotics. After being convicted of cruelty to animals, possession of drugs and theft in 2008, he served his sentence in prison.
Mr. Simmons was born on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York, the only child of Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker. He grew up in Yonkers, a city north of the Bronx.
Several performers went to Twitter to pray and support Mr. Simmons over the weekend, including Missy Elliott and rapper Eminem’s Marshall Mathers.
“Pulin 4, please stay strong!!” Mr. Mathers said on Twitter.
The famous rapper Chance actor Channetor Bennett recalled that Mr. Simmons once prayed for him.
Bennett said on Twitter: “I can feel his anointing.” “I am praying for his complete recovery.”