US rapper and actor DMX is in serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack, according to his lawyer Murray Richman.
Richman said that he does not know if the heart attack was caused by a drug overdose or not, TMZ reported.
DMX has openly battled substance abuse for years, and has been serving multiple stints in rehab.
He is seen as a hip-hop icon, and has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve and LL Cool J as well as appearing in films.
Seen as a hip-hop icon, he has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve, and LL Cool J. DMX’s career spans more than 20 years and he has stared in movies like Cradle 2 the Grave and Romeo Must Die, with Jet Li.
Richman said the 50-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken to a hospital in White Plains, New York late Friday evening, where his family surrounded him.
“He was on life support,” the lawyer said. “He’s taken off his life support machines. He’s breathing on his own but there’s little brain activity.”
In 2016, he stopped breathing and had to resuscitate him in a hotel parking lot in New York State.