Family, friends, fans hold vigil for rapper DMX outside New York hospital


The White Plains Hospital in New York where rapper Earl Simmons better known as DMX is currently being hospitalised has been besieged by family members and fans of the musician.

On Monday evening, April 5, the family and fans of the rapper held a vigil, outside White Plains Hospital in New York where the 50-year-old is hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose.

The crowd that attended the vigil, joined in prayers, chanted “DMX!” and crossed their arms in the shape of an X. Many were seen crying while a recording of the rapper was played.


A family member who spoke to the press said that DMX who was hospitalized last Friday after suffering a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack and is now “facing serious health issues.”

There are reports he has “some brain activity” and is in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he may not make it.


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