DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind attempted to clear up the numerous reports circulating regarding the 50-year-old Yonkers rapper, who remains on life support after suffering a heart attack at his home last Friday.
In a statement released late Tuesday, Rifkind said that Grammy-nominated rapper’s medical condition remains unchanged.
“DMX is currently on life support and in a coma,” Rifkind said. “There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive.”
Rifkind continued, saying that doctors are expected to conduct a series of brain activity tests on Wednesday to determine his health and next steps.
“Tomorrow (7 April), he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there,” Rifkind said. “We appreciate your prayers and support.”
After DMX’s hospitalization was widely shared, numerous conflicting reports and theories regarding what transpired. Several outlets reported his heart attack was triggered by a suspected overdose, but that has not been confirmed by his reps or his family.
“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,” reads a family spokespersons statement obtained by the Associated Press. “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.”
Fans and supporters continue to hold vigil outside of White Plains Hospital where DMX is receiving medical treatment.