DMX has been hospitalized after collapsing on Monday evening (Feb. 8).
According to TMZ, the rapper, who has a history of asthma-related incidents, began complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath while outside the Ramada Yonkers in New York. Members of his entourage reportedly tried to find his inhaler, but when they did, he had already collapsed. A later article on the site also claims that DMX was not breathing and had no pulse, but was thankfully resuscitated. Cops reportedly gave him Narcan, an antidote to narcotic overdoses, after a source says that the rapper “ingested some sort of powder” before losing consciousness. He is currently being treated in an unspecified nearby hospital.
This is not the first time that X (real name Earl Simmons) has been in the news. He reportedly had a warrant out for his arrest in December after failing to pay child support, which came just a few months after serving a brief stint in jail for the same reason. He was arrested a second time in October for contempt of court. He was also accused of robbing a man in New Jersey on Easter Sunday 2015, but the rapper refuted the claims, stating, “It’s not the first thing I’ve been accused of that I didn’t do. If I did it, you would have known about it. Like, for real.”
Let’s hope he has a speedy recovery.