New York’s finest and bravest enjoyed a special performance from one of hip-hop’s best. DMX was on hand to perform “The Ruff Ryders Anthem” at the “Toughman Competition,” a boxing-fundraising event between Yonkers police and fire fighters, and helped raise $80,000.
The beloved emcee gave a rousing performance in front of a crowd of about 2,000 because..well he’s DMX and that’s what he’s known for, but also offered up passionate speech thanking the men who saved his life.
“There are a few officers in here tonight that on February 8th … saved my life,” DMX said in a video obtained by TMZ. “To go from at one point running from the police … to having those same police save my life — true heroes.”
Back in February, X, real name Earl Simmons, was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious outside a Yonkers hotel. Some of the police that were participating in the event found DMX next to a car and performed CPR until his pulse returned.