DMX's attorney, Murray Richman, said the hip hop artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had a heart attack.
- Some breaking news to tell you about. An attorney for DMX confirms to Eyewitness News the rapper is on life support at White Plains Hospital. He says DMX's relatives tell him the 50-year-old had a heart attack. TMZ was first to report his condition, saying he had a drug overdose.
The attorney says DMX's current condition is grave.
MURRAY RICHMAN: I'm not in touch with any doctors. I'm in touch with members of the family, and that's the source of my information. I pray for him and hope for him. And I know that he's going to-- I hope that he's going to make it. But I have-- well, I'm concerned.
- DMX's real name is Earl Simmons. He was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Yonkers. He rose to fame in the '90s.