DMX's family asks for prayers as rapper remains in grave condition in New York hospital

The family of multiplatinum rapper DMX has released a statement and is asking for the public to keep him in their thoughts, wishes and prayers.

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- Stunning turn of events tonight regarding DMX. His publicist erroneously said the rapper no longer needed to be on life support and was breathing again on his own. DMX is under treatment at White Plains hospital and according to family members, he suffered a heart attack. Right around 7:30, the publicist told Eyewitness News DMX was no longer on life support. Then at 10:30, he corrected himself. TMZ was first to report on DMX's hospitalization, saying it was the result of a drug overdose.

Well speaking tonight to Eyewitness News, his attorney said he could not confirm that. Only that DMX was in grave condition.

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 he's going to make it.

- DMX's his real name is Earl Simmons. He was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Yonkers.