Doctors plan to perform brain function tests on rapper DMX on Wednesday, who remains on life support and in a coma in a New York City hospital, his official told NBC News.
The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken to a White Plains hospital late Friday night after suffering a heart attack at his home.
Murray Richman, his longtime lawyer, said on Saturday the rapper, 50, had been placed on life support. Richman said he didn’t know what caused the heart attack.
DMX Director Steve Rifkind said Wednesday could be a critical day in determining the rapper’s outcome.
“DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. Several people have inaccurate information about his well-being and this is neither helpful nor productive. Tomorrow he will have further tests on his brain functions and his family will determine this. who’s best there, “Rifkind said in a statement Tuesday.” We appreciate your prayers and support. “
The rapper’s family visited him in the hospital on Tuesday, leaving around 10 p.m.
A large crowd of his supporters gathered outside the hospital on Monday for a prayer vigil and chanting his name. Many people in the crowd crossed their arms in the air to form the shape of an X, according to NBC New York.
Other musicians and celebrities have taken to social media to send their DMX best wishes.
“DMX has been on my mind all day. I feel so stupid to feel what I’m doing for someone I don’t know personally. I remember .. DMX has exposed a lot of his injuries through music so that I can heal mine. It’s pretty personal, ”model Scottie Beam tweeted.
“I need DMX to make this cover successful. He needs to see how much love there is for him,” rapper Chuck Inglish wrote in a Twitter message.
Lebron James tweeted: “To one of my favorite artists growing up and still to this day DMX, my prayers are with you and sent to almighty heaven above!”
“This one hurts. Prayers that he succeeds. #DMX, ”New England Patriot catcher Julian Edleman posted sharing a video of the rapper talking about God.
DMX burst into the rap scene in 1998 with their debut studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. The multi-selling album included hits such as as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, “Get At Me Dog” and “Stop Being Greedy”.
He went on to make seven other studio albums and several compilation albums. In July, he faced fellow rapper Snoop Dogg in a battle for Verzuz, which drew more than 500,000 viewers.
Throughout his career, DMZ has been open about his struggles, including his struggle with drug addiction.
In a touching interview last year on rapper Talib Kweli’s People’s Party show, DMX said his drug abuse began when he was 14 when his then mentor gave him a rap. with crack unwittingly.
“I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy,” he said.