Rapper DMX is hospitalized in White Plains, New York, on life support after suffering from a heart attack, his attorney Murray Richman confirmed to CNN.
At around 11 pm on Friday, Rapper DMX suffered from a heart attack in White Plains and was taken to a local hospital via ambulance where he remains on the ventilator. Murray Richman, his attorney said, he did not know what the cause of the heart attack might have been. All through Saturday evening, Murray Richman has been in contact with his family and wishes to no longer comment on Rapper DMX’s health condition.
Rapper DMX, whose birth-name was Earl Simmons, gained immense popularity and recognition in the late 1990s and early 200s with his hit singles such as “Party Up,” and “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” In 2015, Rapper DMX released his recent album, the Redemption of the Beast. Rapper DMX has gained both critical and commercial acclaim from his listeners because of his hard-driving anthems. In 1998, he released his debut major-label single that came off his first studio album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.”
This album came off as number one on Billboard’s top chart albums, which led him to release another hit single “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” which made him gain immense success and popularity in a short amount of time.
Rapper DMX has been very vocal about his rough childhood. He grew up with his mother and five sisters in housing projects where he suffered immense physical and verbal abuse. Even after he became a celebrity, Rapper DMX had continued run-ins with the police and the justice system. He has also suffered from drug addictions that began as early as the age of fourteen.
In November 2017, Rapper DMX spent one year in prison after pleading guilty for evading tax payments of $1.7 million between 2002 and 2005. In an emotional interview on the weekly podcast of Talib Kweli, Rapper DMX said, “I didn’t really have anybody to talk to.” He added, “In the hood, nobody wants to hear that… Talking about your problems is viewed as a sign of weakness when actually it’s one of the bravest things you can do. One of the bravest things you can do is put it on the table, chop it up, and just let it out.”