RAPPER DMX will undergo brain tests today after suffering multiple heart attacks.
The 50-year-old star, real name Earl Simmons, is said to be in a vegetative state on life support after suffering three heart attacks during a drug overdose last Friday, according to reports.
His manager and founder of Loud Records Steve Rifkind confirmed that the 50-year-old’s condition remains unchanged as the family hold out hope.
Doctors will perform tests on Wednesday on DMX’s level of brain function, which could be critical in determining his chance of recovery.
“DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive,” Rifkind told NBC News on Tuesday night.
“Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there,” he added.
Members of his family were able to visit with him on Tuesday night after hundreds gathered outside the hospital in White Plain, New York, where he has been treated since Friday night.
Read our DMX live blog below for the latest news and health updates…
In 2016 Page Six reported DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after suffering a drug overdose in a Westchester, New York parking lot.
A medic on hand administered Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, according to police.
The rapper became “semiconscious” and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received treatment.
X has reportedly battled drug addiction throughout his adult life – and has openly addressed the issues within his songs.
BATTLE WITH ADDICTION
DMX has reportedly struggled with drug addiction throughout his adult life – and has openly addressed the issues within his songs.
In 2016 Page Six reported DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after suffering a drug overdose in a Westchester parking lot.
Luckily, a medic on hand administered Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, according to police.
DMX was seen on video dancing along to The Jackson 5’s Heartbreak Hotel just days before he landed in the hospital due to a reported drug overdose-induced heart attack.
In an Instagram posted by his fiance Desiree Lindstrom, DMX is seen driving while jamming out to The Jackson 5’s This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel).
“I promised I would never ever be returnin'” is the lyric that plays just as DMX turns to the camera and nods his head.
Lindstrom, the mother of DMX’s five-year-old son Exodus, then turns the camera to herself just as DMX is heard off-camera belting out the rest of the song’s lyrics.
“He talking about record us rocking lol he too funny!!!” Lindstrom captioned the video, which she posted on Wednesday.
Many have come out supporting DMX on Twitter, some sharing their favorite songs from the rapper.
THE family of famed rapper DMX may be forced to make a hard decision today after the results of his brain tests.
DMX remains in a coma and had reportedly had no brain activity since he was hospitalized last Friday.
TMZ reported on Wednesday that the brain tests “showed no improvement” of activity since late Friday.
In another sign of “dwindling hope,” DMX’s longtime manager and friend, Steve Rifkin, has reportedly been asked to fly out to New York.
‘COULD HAVE HELPED HIM’
Master P has claimed that DMX’s heart attack could have been avoided as the rapper fights for his life in a New York hospital.
He called for better education and a union for hip hop artists after DMX suffered an alleged drug overdose which triggered the heart attack last Friday.
Master P called him an “icon” and he told TMZ that he hopes “God spares him.”
“I hate that we have to wait until something happens to these guys, to one of us, before everybody really starts saying how much they care and they love you.
“We have to do something about that,” he insisted.
“The truth hurts. Drugs have killed a lot of our great ones. It’s sent a lot of them to prison. I’m praying for DMX and his family.
NOT VERY SOCIAL
DMX’s last tweet was posted in 2017.
The rapper shared an article from Hot New Hip Hop titled “Why DMX Is One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time.”
Prior to that, he shared a YouTube link of him performing live on Big Boy’s Neighborhood.
His last Instagram post he shared was on March 24 of a hoodie from his merch line.
ONE WITH GOD
DMX is reportedly a Christian and reads the bible every day.
While in prison, DMX stated that he had a purpose for being there: “I came here to meet somebody…Don’t know who it was, but I’ll know when I see him. And I came here to give him a message. And that message is Jesus loves them.”
In 2012, he said he had a calling to become an ordained pastor. He is currently a transitional deacon in the Christian church.
6) CHILDHOOD HOME IN YONKERS, NY
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, spent his early years at the Mulford Garden’s public housing development, The Journal News reports.
According to the New York Post, the development no longer exists after it was knocked down in 2009.
It was in Yonkers where DMX and his ex-wife Tashera met when she was just 11-years-old.
They began dating when she turned 18, with the rapper also living in Yonkers at the time.
5) RENTAL, TEANECK, NJ
The Ruff Ryder rapper is reported to have rented this property in the small town of Teaneck in the late 1990s with his ex-wife.
At this home, DMX faced animal cruelty charges for the mistreatment of more than 13 pit bulls in 1999.
In a plea agreement, he agreed to speak out against animal abuse.
The three-bedroom home sold in 2005 for $380,000.
4) INVESTMENT, HARLEM, NY
In 2001, Simmons invested in a three-story home in Harlem for $725,000 with plans to renovate the building, the New York Post reported.
But plans went unfinished after Simmons discovered in 2008 he was not able to rent out the property as separate apartments.
The vacant property went up for auction in August 2008.
3) FAMILY HOME, CAVE CREEK, AZ
In 2003, DMX bought a home in Arizona with his then wife Tashera for $575,000.
However, Simmons defaulted on payments in 2006, according to reports.
In 2008, he sold the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home at a loss for $447,056.
The 3,700 square foot home came with 2.2 acres of desert along with a guest house and horse stables.
2) TEMPORARY RENTAL, LYMAN, SC
Before DMX was arrested and served time for tax fraud in 2018 he lived for several years in a South Carolina suburb named Lyman, one outlet reported.
Simmons had been arrested four times in South Carolina since 2013.
1) TASHERA SIMMONS’ HOME, MOUNT KISCO, NY
DMX and Tashera’s family home was purchased in 2000 for $649,000.
However, due to personal and legal struggles DMX and his ex-wife struggled to keep the home they previously shared together.
The musician shares four children with Tashera Simmons but has 11 children with other women.
DMX became a father for the 15th time when girlfriend Desiree Lindstrom had his baby in 2016, according to Us Weekly.
In 2014 DMX said that the non-payment for the four-bedroom, four-bathroom blue-paneled home was due to a disagreement over who would pay the mortgage.
Following the lawsuit, he paid back a $250,000 loan but later filed bankruptcy in 2016 claiming that he owed $2million.
The home was transferred to an LLC called Tasher Way in 2019, records show.
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Things did not improve as he got older: he was expelled for fighting and hurling chairs at teachers at 10 and then booked for arson and assault.
At that point, DMX was sent to Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial children’s home in Yonkers for 18 months, just 20 minutes away from his mother and sisters.
According to Ralph Basui Watkins book “Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme,” the embattled youngster was then kicked out for starting a fire with a roommate.
After returning home to his mother’s house, DMX would often run away to escape her alleged abuse and boyfriends to sleep in Salvation Army clothing bins.
In the emotional song “Slippin,'” DMX says: “Group homes and institutions, prepare my ass for jail / They put me in a situation forcin’ me to be a man / When I was just learnin’ to stand without a helpin’ hand.”
The 2009 rap also mentions how there would be “no more getting high drinking forties” because he had a son.
DMX endured a traumatic childhood rife with family struggles drugs – years before he had a heart attack “triggered by an overdose.”
The hip-hop legend known as “Ruff Ryder” is currently in a battle for his life and in a “vegetative state” at White Plains Hospital in New York while friends, family, and fans anxiously wait for an update.
DMX was born on December 18, 1970, in Mount Vernon, NY, to artist Joe Barker and Arnett Simmons.
In 2019, he told GQ how his mom “beat two teeth out of my f**king mouth with a broom” when he was just six in a bombshell interview.
In his 2002 autobiography, “E.A.R.L.” the musician said his dad “never called me on my birthday or helped raise me at all” and only came around when he had to sell paintings in New York City.
“Children don’t come with a f**king instruction manual,” he wrote, noting later that his mom was “incapable” of looking after him. “Four sisters; I’m the only boy. Maybe she didn’t know what to do with me.”
WHAT DOES ‘GRAVE CONDITION’ MEAN?
A “Grave” or “moribund” condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected.
It is used by medical professionals to describe the health of a patient whose condition is thought to be of an emergency nature.
The term is also used to describe a disease or illness which is chronic, that is an ongoing serious condition that leads to premature death if left untreated.
HOW DID DMX SUFFER A DRUG OVERDOSE
It is not clear how DMX suffered the overdose or the types and quantities of drugs he had taken.
DMX has previously spoken about his addiction to crack cocaine, which he said began when he was 14.
The Ruff Riderz Anthem rapper has been in and out of rehab over the years, the most recent time occurring in 2019.
DID DMX AND AAILYAH DATE?
Outside of his music, DMX has long made headlines for his relationship with the late singer Aaliyah.
Though it was never confirmed whether the pair had officially dated, DMX has never been reserved when discussing his love for the singer.
“She had a presence on TV that was incredible. It was sexy but kind of gangster
“She was easy to talk to and down to earth. Aaliyah made you feel comfortable, with her and with yourself. That’s one hell of a combination.”
Aaliyah died on August 25, 2001 following an airplane accident in the Bahamas.
The aircraft she was travelling in was badly overloaded and crashed shortly after take-off, killing all nine on board.
The family of famed rapper DMX may be forced to make a hard decision today, after the results of tests on his brain function are revealed.
DMX remains in a coma and has undergone tests to determine his brain function, after staff yesterday sent a powerful message to the crowd of fans and friends gathered outside the hospital.
Hospital staff made an X sign with their arms out the window as some of the famed rapper’s 15 children joined the emotional vigil on Tuesday.
The music star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, remains in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Friday night, reportedly triggered by a drug overdose.
Citing a source, ET reported how medics “tried to revive him twice in the house, and revived him again in the hospital.”
The insider said: “This is a very difficult time for the family. They are standing by his bedside, holding his hand and praying. They are really in prayer mode.”
MASTER P SPEAKS OUT
Rapper Master P spoke to TMZ recently about DMX in Los Angeles.
He told the publication DMX’s hospitalization could have been prevented.
Master P called on rappers to create a union.
“I’m praying for DMX and his family,” he said.
“I feel like hip hop needs some type of union,” he continued. “The NBA have it.”
He called DMX “one of a kind.”
MORE CELEBRITIES SHARE PRAYERS FOR DMX
NBA superstar LeBron James took to Twitter to address the news.
“To one of my fav artist growing up and still to this day DMX, my prayers are with you and sent to the almighty heaven’s above!” he wrote.
Missy Elliot tweeted, “Prayers for DMX and his family.”
Law and Order: SVU star and rapper Ice-T wrote, “My sincere love and prayers go out to my homie DMX during this difficult time.. Pull through my dude.”
CELEBRITIES OFFER PRAYERS
Singers Kelly Rowland and Machine Gun Kelly both offered the rapper well wishes.
Rowland prayed and asked “Lord God in Heaven” to “bless our brother DMX.”
Machine Gun Kelly took to Twitter and said DMX was “the first artist i was in an actual studio with.”
He credited the rapper with helping “shape me into who i am.”
“Put healing energy out there for X. He’s the last of a dying breed,” he wrote.
WHAT IS DMX’S NET WORTH?
DMX is a rapper and songwriter who has had a prolific career over the last few decades.
The musician, real name Earl Simmons, is fighting for his life in a hospital.
It is believed that DMX, who has had legal and financial problems, has a net worth of negative $1million.
His career took off in the 1990s, but DMX has been arrested multiple times, including for tax fraud, drug possession and animal cruelty.
DMX, who is now 50, filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan court in 2013, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The rapper was sentenced to one year in prison in 2018 after he pleaded guilty in a federal case accusing him of dodging $1.7million in taxes.