DMX remains on life support and will undergo several critical brain function tests at the White Plains Hospital today (April 7), TMZ reports. The 50-year-old has been on life support since suffering a serious heart attack on Friday (April 2). The outlet previously reported that the cardiac episode was brought on by a drug overdose, but that has yet to be confirmed by his family.
According to DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind, the rapper remains in a coma and his physical condition has not changed. On Wednesday, doctors will perform a “battery of tests” on the MC, TMZ reports, to determine the level of his brain function. As a result of his heart attack, DMX’s brain went without oxygen for almost 30 minutes, causing lung and brain failure, the outlet previously reported.
To set the record straight and clear up any misinformation, Rifkind spoke to TMZ directly.
“DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive,” he told the outlet on Tuesday (April 6). “Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there. We appreciate your prayers and support.”
On Monday (April 5), hundreds of fans gathered outside of the New York hospital where DMX is being treated for a vigil. Supporters chanted “DMX,” played his music, made an “X” symbol with their arms and prayed for the rapper’s recovery.
As reported by REVOLT, the vigil was coordinated by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation and DMX’s family, several of whom attended the event. Also on Monday, a few of DMX’s children arrived at the hospital to visit him. The rapper’s mother and fiancée have reportedly not left his side since he was admitted.
We at REVOLT continue to wish DMX a full recovery and are keeping his family in our thoughts during this difficult time.