Rap superstar DMX had a massive drug overdose last night, inside his New York home, MTO News has learned. And the rapper is now close to death, according to reports.
TMZ is reporting that DMX was rushed to the hospital early this morning after he was found in his White Plains, NY home unresponsive after an apparent overdose. They claim he had a heart attack and is now on life support.
DMX is in very serious condition, with at least one person telling TMZ that the rapper is in a vegetative state.
It's not clear which drug DMX overdosed on.
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In the past, DMX has spoken openly about his addiction to crack cocaine, which began when he was 14 years old after he smoked a marijuana cigarette laced with the drug. He also claims to have bipolar disorder.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, 50, is a rapper and songwriter. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". Since his debut, DMX has released seven studio albums.
He has been featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.