Late last night, rumors swirled the internet from different media outlets reporting that rapper DMX also known as Earl Simmons passed away. The rumors are false!
His manager Steve Rifkind took to social media to urge folks to stop. DMX is alive and on life support.
“Everybody, please stop posting these rumors,” he said. “DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night.”
The 50-year-old has been hospitalized according to TMZ and was in critical condition following a heart attack ‘that was preceded by drug overdose.’
DMX’s manager Nakia Walker told the New York Times on April 4 that DMX was in a “vegetative state.” TMZ reported yesterday that a new round of neurological testing had not indicated any improvement in DMX’s condition. Rifkind says the family is expected to make a statement today. (April 9).
Let’s continue to pray for DMX.