Lawyer of US rapper DMX says he is on on life support after a heart attack.
The lawyer, Murray Richman said he could not confirm a report by entertainment website TMZ that the 50-year-old New Yorker, known for his previous battles with drug addiction, had taken an overdose.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, reigned over the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits including “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” and “Party Up.”
He has released eight albums, his most recent in 2015, and is among hip-hop’s darkest stars, laying his inner demons out for the masses in hard-driving anthems that gained him commercial and critical acclaim.
In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to evading $1.7 million in tax payments between 2002 and 2005 and spent a year in prison.
DMX has suffered from addiction to drugs including crack, which he said began as early as age 14.