(UPI) — Rapper DMX has been hospitalized in New York after a medical emergency, his representatives said Saturday.
TMZ reported that the hip-hop star and occasional actor — born Earl Simmons — suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack at his home Friday night.
The 50-year-old entertainer was transported from his house to a White Plains hospital where he was being treated in the critical care unit.
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Simmons’ representatives confirmed to Billboard that he rapper is hospitalized, but they provided no further details regarding his condition.
Variety said it also confirmed his hospitalization with an unnamed source.
“Prayers for DMX and his family,” rapper and actress Missy Elliott wrote on Twitter Saturday.
“Please pray, send healing energy, whatever positive vibes you can for #DMX,” actress Gabrielle Union tweeted.
Simmons — a three-time Grammy nominee — has been