Hip-Hop star DMX remains hospitalized in grave condition and on life support following a reported drug overdose and subsequent heart attack. As initially reported by TMZ, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, reportedly overdosed at home around 11pm Friday night, which triggered a heart attack. According to the New York Times and other sources, the 50-year-old DMX is currently in “a vegetative state” in a hospital in White Plains, NY, near his birthplace of Mount Vernon, NY and childhood home in nearby Yonkers.
DMX has been open about his past struggles with addiction, and has gone to rehab several times. In 2019, he canceled a series of live performances and checked into rehab for substance abuse after serving a year-long jail sentence for tax fraud and evasion earlier that year.