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DMX remains hospitalized after apparent heart attack; family holds Monday prayer vigil


DMX remains hospitalized in White Plains, New York, where he was rushed late Friday after having a heart attack. 

The rapper’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, told The Associated Press late Saturday that the 50-year-old hip-hop star was on life support but said he could not confirm reports that DMX overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.

“We are concerned,” Richman told PIX 11 News (WPIX-TV). “It would be disingenuous to suggest that I’m not a worried man at this particular point.

“I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son,” Richman said, according to AP. “He’s just a tremendous person, tremendous entertainer, tremendous human being. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not the run-of-the-mill rapper. A person of great depth.”

On Sunday afternoon, his former manager Nakia Walker told The New York Times that DMX was on life support and in a “vegetative state.” Walker also shared that some of the rapper’s family members had been allowed to visit in the hospital.

The rapper’s former manager told Buzzfeed News that he was “in the same condition” all weekend, adding that DMX had experienced “lung and brain failure and no brain activity.” 

“We’re just praying and waiting,” Walker added. “Praying and waiting.”

DMX (seen here in 2012) has suffered a heart attack and is hospitalized on life support.

DMX’s family said “our brother, son, father” was admitted to White Plains Hospital “facing serious health issues” in a statement released through publicist Angelo Ellerbee on Sunday afternoon.

“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,” the statement said.

The 50-year-old rapper’s family announced that a prayer vigil outside White Plains Hospital is set for Monday at 5 pm EST. 


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