Vigil Held for Rapper DMX

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It’s been a few days and there has been scarce updates on the condition of rapper DMX. It was reported early this week that DMX was in the hospital on life support following a drug overdose last Friday night. With conflicting information being reported by the media, we were led to believe that he suffered a heart attack as a result of the drug overdose and that he initially was on life support and then removed. Since the earlier reports have surfaced the information has been cleared up and it’s now being reported that he is in fact still on life support.

Several vigils have been held for the popular rapper. The hospital staff held their own, Ruff Ryders biker community came out Sunday night and held one, and the latest one was held Monday night with the general public. The crowd included DMX’s finance, Desiree Lindstrum and the couple’s five year old son, Exodus, his ex wife, and some of his other children.

Ex-wife Tashera Simmons (C) and fiancee Desiree Lindstrom (R) are joined by family and friends

Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The world has watched as DMX has battled this longtime addiction. DMX himself has confused to being addicted to drugs since the young age of 14, when his mentor gave him a marijuana joint laced with crack. Every since then it’s been a habit he hasn’t been able to quite kick. The rapper/actor has checked himself in and out of rehab and at been on the road to recovery at times,

Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The world is praying for rapper DMX as the artist is scheduled to start a tour in May of 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of DMX.

Stay tuned as story continues to develop.

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