What happened to DMX and is he dead?

RAPPER DMX has suffered a heart attack following a drug overdose on Friday April 2, 2021.

A TMZ report claims the Harlem native is in hospital in a "critical condition" following an overdose at around 11pm on Friday April 2, 2021. But who is the Ruff Riderz Anthem rapper and what happened?

What happened to DMX?

A source close to the rapper says the overdose occurred at his home at around 11pm on Friday night (April 2, 2021).

The publication cites the source as saying the drug overdose had triggered a heart attack.

It is not clear which drugs DMX had overdosed on.

Is DMX dead?

No DMX is not dead.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is currently in hospital in White Plains, New York in a critical care unit.

A source told TMZ how X, now 50, is in a "vegetative state", while another claims the Harlem born musician has "some brain activity".

How did DMX suffer a drug overdose?

It is not clear how DMX suffered the overdose or the types and quantities of drugs he had taken.

DMX has previously spoken about his addiction to crack cocaine, which he said began when he was 14.

The Ruff Riderz Anthem rapper has been in and out of rehab over the years, the most recent time occurring in 2019.

What does 'grave condition' mean?

A "Grave" or "moribund" condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected.

It is used by medical professionals to describe the health of a patient whose condition is thought to be of an emergency nature.

The term is also used to describe a disease or illness which is chronic, that is an ongoing serious condition that leads to premature death if left untreated. 

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