DMX has reportedly suffered a drug overdose Friday night and is currently in critical condition- multiple outlets are reporting.
On April 3, 2021, DMX suffered an overdose at his home in New York and was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, where he was reported to be in critical condition following a heart attack that resulted from the overdose. XXL Magazine reported that he may be in a vegetative state.
DMX suffers Drug Overdose
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX (Dark Man X), is an American rapper and songwriter. He begun rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)“.
He has been featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.
DMX was first sent to prison in 1986 after stealing a dog from a junkyard. He was sentenced to two years in the juvenile unit of Woodfield Prison in Valhalla, New York. However, just weeks after starting his sentence, he and his cellmate successfully escaped the prison and DMX returned home to New York until his mother forced him to turn himself in and finish his sentence, which he did at the McCormick Juvenile Detention Centre in Brooktondale, New York. Simmons was sent to prison again in 1988 for carjacking, and was later moved to a higher security prison after attempting to extort a fellow inmate for drugs. He was released in the summer of 1988.
Since becoming a public figure, his multiple arrests have been for offenses including: resisting arrest, animal cruelty, reckless driving, unlicensed driving, drug possession, and identity falsification.
DMX suffers Drug Overdose
2017–19: Tax fraud conviction
In July 2017, he was charged with 14 federal counts of tax fraud. Federal prosecutors charged him with failing to file income tax returns from 2010 to 2015 (a period when he earned at least $2.3 million). He pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud in November 2017. DMX was originally free pending sentencing, but was remanded to jail in January 2018 after leaving a drug treatment program ordered by the court and relapsing with cocaine and Oxycodone. In March 2018, Judge Jed S. Rakoff sentenced him to one year in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The court also ordered him to pay $2.29 million in restitution to the government. He was released from prison on January 25, 2019.
On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was resuscitated by first responders and given Narcan before being rushed to the hospital. A witness said he ingested some type of substance before collapsing, but police found no illegal substances on the property. He stated that it was from an asthma attack.
While it has not yet been disclosed what Simmons overdosed on, the MC did check himself into a rehab facility back in October 2019. It happened while he was on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of his platinum debut album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, as reported by Rolling Stone.
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