DMX's Family To Hold Prayer Vigil Outside Of Hospital
By Peyton Blakemore
April 5, 2021
DMZ, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was hospitalized on Friday (April 2) after suffering a heart attack that reportedly stemmed from a drug overdose, per TMZ. The rapper remains on life support and continues to face "serious health issues," his family said in a statement.
"We ask that you please keep Earl/DMXand us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges," the family added.
DMX is currently in a "vegetative state," his manager, Nakia Walker, told The New York Times on Sunday (April 4). "We're just praying," he said.
Nakia also told Buzzfeed News that DMX is "still in the same condition — in a vegetative state, [with] lung and brain failure and no brain activity."
As multiple outlets reported, DMX's fiancee and his mother have been allowed to visit him in the ICU, where he remains on life support. Sources told TMZ, some of DMX's children are also flying in to see him.
On Sunday, Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club paid tribute to DMX with a vigil of their own outside White Plains hospital. In footage of the vigil, shared by Fox5 New York’s Lisa Evers, dozens of bikers were shown wearing Ruff Ryders gear as they blasted DMX's records.
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