The American rapper Earl Simmons (50), known as DMX, has been hospitalized after an overdose, writes TMZ.
The rapper was sent to a hospital in New York on Friday night American time, after taking an overdose, TMZ reports.
They write that sources close to the star say that the overdose triggered a heart attack. According to the website, DMX must be in the intensive care unit, and the condition must be critical.
Sources also confirm to Variety and Billboard that the star has been hospitalized due to an overdose.
There have been no statements from his family or manager at this time.
The rapper has struggled with substance abuse over several years, and has been in rehab several times. He has served a number of sentences in prison, several of them related to drugs.
DMX released his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” in 1998. Since then he has released seven albums.
In 1999, he released the best-selling album “… And Then There Was X”, including the hit song “Party Up (Up in Here)”.
The rapper has starred in films such as “Belly”, “Romeo Must Die”, “Exit Wounds”, “Cradle 2 the Grave” and “Last Hour”.
The case is being updated.
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