DMX, an American rapper, is currently in stable condition after an opioid overdose.
The 50-year-old New York musician, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was rushed to a New York hospital on Friday, April 2, with reports saying an opioid caused a heart attack.
According to TMZ, DMX is now in the intensive care unit of a White Plains hospital, where he is showing “some brain function.” According to another source, the singer is reportedly in a “vegetative condition,” and doctors have warned him that he will not recover.
The Ruff Ryders MC has long struggled with drug addiction, last checking into rehab in October 2019.
The rapper claims his problems with addiction began when he was tricked into smoking crack at 14 by his mentor.
“I was in Yonkers. This guy, ‘Ready Ron,’ he was like an older brother to me,” DMX told fellow hip-hop star Talib Kweli on his “People’s Party” podcast.