The family of multiplatinum rapper DMX has released a statement asking for well wishes and prayers.
DMX's family asks for prayers as rapper remains in 'grave condition' at New York hospital The family of multiplatinum rapper DMX has released a statement asking for well wishes and prayers. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, remains in a White Plains, New York, hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, attorney Murray Richman said. Recent Stories from ABC 7 NY
"I received the call this morning that he was in the hospital," Richman said, saying he spoke to his client's family about his condition. "He is in grave condition, whatever that means. That's exactly what I've been told."
His family released the following statement Sunday evening:
"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. 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."
The musician's ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, also posted video from outside the hospital Sunday and said the love being shown by fans touched her heart.
The rapper's publicist, Matt Oliver, said Saturday evening that Simmons no longer needed to be on life support, only to later backtrack and say he believes he's still on life support.
Richman said he has known the 50-year-old rapper for over 25 years. He last saw him in February.
"I pray for him," Richman said. "I know that he's going to hopefully make it. But I'm concerned, I'm very concerned."
The Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation will hold a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital on Monday at 5 p.m.