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Entertainment Family of rapper DMX asks for prayers following reports he was 'revived' three times following heart attack

01:15  06 april  2021
01:15  06 april  2021 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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  Rapper DMX to undergo brain function tests after reported heart attack DMX remained in a coma at a New York hospital on Wednesday after he suffered a heart attack last week, his manager, Steve Rifkind, told NBC News. Rifkind said the 50-year-old rapper's condition remains unchanged, and that doctors are scheduled to perform tests to determine the level of his brain function. The results from Wednesday's tests could be critical in determining DMX's health outcome, he said. READ MORE: Family of rapper DMX asks for prayers following reports he was 'revived' three times following heart attack "DMX is currently on life support and in a coma.

More details have emerged regarding the hospitalisation of rapper DMX.

The 50-year-old musician was rushed to a New York hospital last week following a reported heart attack and is currently on life support in a critical care unit.

Now it's been revealed DMX — real name Earl Simmons — had to be resuscitated numerous times as he made his way to White Plains Hospital.

"[Paramedics] tried to revive him twice in the house, and revived him again in the hospital," a source told ET. "This is a very difficult time for the family. They are standing by his bedside, holding his hand and praying. They are really in prayer mode."

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DMX et al. posing for the camera: DMX attends a Party at Elleven45 Lounge on February 19, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. © Getty DMX attends a Party at Elleven45 Lounge on February 19, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The source added that DMX had recently battled COVID-19 and claimed he had relapsed with his drug addiction. Angelo Ellerbee, a rep for the star, also told ET that DMX remains in a critical condition.

"He is in a medical state from which I don't think he will recover," he said.


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READ MORE: Kelly Rowland leads prayers for rapper DMX following suspected heart attack

DMX performs during J&R Music Fest 2012 in New York City. © Getty DMX performs during J&R Music Fest 2012 in New York City.

The family have since released a statement on the rapper and his "serious health issues".

"On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues," his family wrote in a statement obtained by People.

Kelly Rowland leads prayers for rapper DMX following suspected heart attack

  Kelly Rowland leads prayers for rapper DMX following suspected heart attack Kelly Rowland is among many in the entertainment industry who have sent their love to rapper DMX after he suffered a suspected heart attack on the weekend. The Destiny's Child singer was close to tears in a video she posted on Instagram Stories as she prayed for the 50-year-old and his 15 children who are currently at his hospital bedside. "Lord God in Heaven, bless our brother DMX," an emotional Rowland, 40, said in the clip. "I ask that youThe Destiny's Child singer was close to tears in a video she posted on Instagram Stories as she prayed for the 50-year-old and his 15 children who are currently at his hospital bedside.

"We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges."

a person standing on a stage: DMX at MetLife Stadium on June 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. © Getty DMX at MetLife Stadium on June 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

DMX first came onto the rap scene in the '90s after the release of his first album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, through Ruff Ryders and Def Jam in 1998. He followed his debut with ...And Then There Was X in 1999, which became his best-selling album and was certified five-time multi-platinum.

The rapper has released a total of seven studio albums and has earned three Grammy nominations, two for Rap Solo Performance and one for Rap Album.

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DMX is currently in critical condition after suffering a reported overdose.DMX, the 50-year-old rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons, is currently in critical condition in the ICU after suffering a heart attack on Friday. The heart attack was reportedly triggered by a possible drug overdose.

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