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Iconic rapper DMX’s family has released a statement shutting down false reports over the Yonkers-native’s hospitalization.

His family issued the public statement on Sunday (April 4) about his “serious health issues” after suffering a heart attack on Friday (April 2) amid reports of a drug overdose.

We are issuing this statement to combat all the false and misleading reports that are circulating on social media. Last night Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home. At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must cross.

The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music has been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.

DMX is currently still on a life support machine in ICU at a White Plains, New York hospital, but Fox 5 New York reports that a family member said he is ‘very much alive’. X’s chances of recovery are not looking good since there is little brain activity.

Prior to the statement, TMZ also reported that paramedics spent 30 minutes trying to resuscitate him, during which he was deprived of oxygen.

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