Rap Legend DMX hospitalised following drug overdose

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DMX was hospitalized Friday night after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by an apparent drug overdose, TMZ reports.

After overdosing at his home around 11 p.m., DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York. He is currently in the critical care unit. A source close to the family tells TMZ that the 50-year-old rapper has “some brain activity.” Another source says he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he may not make it. 

[DMX begs Lloyd Banks after downgrading his lyrical ability]

DMX has battled substance abuse for years, last checking into a rehab facility in October 2019, less than nine months after he was released from prison on tax evasion charges.

Several of X’s peers in the hip-hop community took to social media to share their support, including Rick Ross, T.I., Missy Elliot, and Ja Rule. 

[JAY-Z clears a $12m debt for DMX at Def Jam]

“Shake back Big Bro. We made plans Maaaan We got shit to do!!!” wrote T.I. “We laughed so hard about how far we’ve made it in life this night. I appreciate you so much for pulling up & and checking on a ni**a. So now I’m tellin’ you like you told me…This too shall pass… #PrayersUpForDMX.” 

Source: Complex