DMX ‘Facing Serious Health Issues’ After Heart Attack



is still “ serious ” after he was rushed to the hospital on Friday, March 2, after he suffered a that was allegedly attributed to an unconfirmed drug overdose.

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“We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges,” DMX’s, who was born Earl Simmons, family told PEOPLE.  

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“He is truly an amazing person. He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn’t help making you feel good in his presence,” the “Where the Hood At?” DMX’s attorney Murray Richman told the New York Times.

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A prayer vigil has been planned for Monday, March 5, outside the White Plains Hospital, N.Y. at 5 p.m., where fans have been gathering since the “Slippin” hitmaker has been hospitalized.

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“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,” his family told TMZ.

DMX has been open about his addiction struggles since his career took off in the late ‘90s. He previously canceled shows in 2017 to re-enter rehab and then went to rehab again in 2019 after he finished a prison sentence for tax evasion. “In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility,” a statement read at the time. “He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.”  

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