DMX was recently found unconscious and without a pulse. The Ruff Ryders’ emcee was reportedly in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York when police found him unresponsive.
Officers said that DMX collapsed near his white BMW and was not breathing and did not have a pulse at the time. The officers performed CPR on the rapper and injected him with Narcan, an antidote used to help individuals who have suffered from drug overdoses, and regained some consciousness. He was rushed to the hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition and surrounding by family and friends.
There were initial reports that drugs were involved and that he used a white substance before collapsing. However, DMX’s reps said that the star suffered from a severe asthma attack which caused him to lose consciuoness. Police did not report finding drugs at the scene.
In the past, DMX has admitted to using hard drugs. His addiction to drugs and constant arrests have created issues with his career and family. He was arrested several times in 2015 for failure to pay child support and spent two months in jail over the summer. DMX has 12 kids and reportedly owed over $400,000 in child support.
But while DMX has struggled over the years with drugs and incarceration, he appeared to be in good health and spirit when this publication covered his concert at Art Basel in December 2015. With Swizz Beatz by his side, DMX performed a slew of his past hits such as “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” “Party Up,” and “What’s My Name?” at the Wynwood Art District in Miami.
DMX also told the crowd that performing live in front of adoring fans is better than any drug or sex. He ended his show by giving thanks and leading the entire audience in prayer.