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DMX hospitalized after a drug overdose

DMX hospitalized after a drug overdose

By Iva Danford
Sunday 04/04/2021
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been battling drug addiction for years.(Mark Davis / Getty Images)

Rapper DMX is admitted in critical condition after a drug overdose in his Westchester County, New York home.

Los Angeles Times reported that the 50-year-old hip-hop star and “Romeo Must Die” actor was rushed to a critical care unit at White Plains Hospital.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been battling drug addiction for years and in 2019 cancelled a performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival and checked into rehab.

The rapper previously checked into rehab in 2017, cancelling shows at that time as well.

DMX was released from prison in January 2019 after serving time for tax evasion.

According to his Instagram page, DMX had been holding modest performances this year and was planning a small tour in Indianapolis and Texas in May.

[Source: Los Angeles Times]

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