Rapper DMX is reportedly on life support and in a ‘vegetative state’ after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
As reported by Buzzfeed, the 50-year-old rapper’s longtime manager, Nakia Walker, gave an update on his condition following his hospitalisation after a drug overdose.
“He’s still in the same condition — in a vegetative state, [with] lung and brain failure and no brain activity,” she said.
“We’re just praying and waiting. Praying and waiting.”
NBC reported that DMX was first hospitalised on Good Friday in New York. He had to be resuscitated before being placed on life support in an Intensive Care Unit.
Speaking to The New York Times, DMX’s lawyer, Murray Richman, spoke about the rapper’s character and what he chose to express through his music.
“He is truly an amazing person,” Richman said.
“He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn’t help making you feel good in his presence.”
“He expressed the pain and suffering in a very unique way,” he continued. “He truly is reflective of a whole segment of our society whose pain and suffering go unrecorded.”
A slew of celebrities, like Eminem, SZA, Missy Elliot and more, are sharing their thoughts, prayers and tributes to DMX on social media. Have a look at some of the tributes below.
Prayers out 2 @DMX & his family!! True legend!! Pullin 4 u please stay strong!!
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) April 3, 2021
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Prayers up for my brother DMX… 😔
— Ja Rule (@jarule) April 3, 2021
Prayers for DMX and his family🙏🏾💜 pic.twitter.com/NhKIx0aAyj
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 3, 2021
I love DMX SO MUCH 😣 praying hard for the king 🥺🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— SZA (@sza) April 3, 2021
DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021