Rumours of DMX’s death have been trending on social media. However, the rapper’s manager Steve Rifkind shared a statement on Instagram saying that the rapper is still alive and on life support. He wrote:
Everybody, please stop with posting these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night. You’ll be hearing a statement from the family sometime tomorrow.
Adding that he’d been working with DMX for the past three years, Rifkind once again said that “the only thing I ask is just stop with the rumours”.
Earlier this week, Rifkind had called for an end to “inaccurate information” circulating about DMX, calling it “not helpful and productive”.
Initial reports claimed that the rapper triggered the heart attack that has left him on life support by overdosing. After news broke that DMX was in a “vegetative state”, the rapper’s attorney updated fans on his wellbeing, saying that he was breathing on his own.
DMX had previously spoken about his use of illegal drugs, entering rehab in 2019 after serving time in federal prison on a tax fraud conviction.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, suffered a heart attack at his home last Friday (2 April). So far, there has been a massive show of support for DMX.
Hundreds of people, including his kids, fiancee, and mothers of some of his children, crowded outside the hospital Monday night for a prayer vigil.
Only a limited number of family members have been allowed inside the ICU because of COVID-19 restrictions.
According to TMZ, It is currently unclear when Earl’s family will make their decision on his medical future, although Rifkind said earlier this week that the tests were critical and once the results were in “the family would determine what’s best from there.”
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