DMX collapsed Monday evening in Yonkers, New York. The rapper fell next to a white BMW in a Ramada Inn parking lot where his attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed DMX had no pulse.
Earl Simmons, the rapper’s real name, was given CPR by four cops. A medic injected him with Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, Lt. Patrick McCormack said.
A witness to the scene, who was also with the rapper prior to the incident, said DMX allegedly took powder drugs before his fall. Once the police revived Simmons, he was “semi-conscious” and was taken to a nearby hospital.
“This was an excellent job by the officers and they definitely saved the life,” Lt. Patrick McCormack told The Daily News.
Simmons was kept overnight at an area hospital and released Tuesday morning. DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, said his client suffered from an asthma attack and bronchitis, not an overdose.
The rapper isn’t expected to face any criminal charges, police sources said.
Tashera Simmons, DMX’s ex-wife, told WABC-TV that the rapper is happy to be alive.
“He told me he is happy to be alive. He said it was an asthma attack. He has a long history of asthma. He had a cold for a week…Then you know he was on the floor and in the hospital,” Simmons said.
DMX has a concert set for Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania. According to the promoters and his attorney, the show will go on.
We’re wishing DMX a speedy recovery.
Written By: Marshay Rice