A vigil was held outside DMX’s hospital in White Plains, as the rapper still remains in critical condition after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by an apparent drug overdose, TMZ reports. The moment of prayer took place on Monday at 5 p.m. ET at the request of the family.
TMZ reports that X’s fiancée Desiree, his ex-wife Tashera Simmons — who shares four kids with the rapper — and Yadira Borrego —who also has kids with X —were in attendance, as were some of his kids, including sons Xavier and Exodus.
Some in the crowd were in tears, with many chanting “DMX” and crossing their arms in the shape of an X, which hospital employees also did in the windows of the building.
“On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues,” the family said in a statement, per Billboard. “We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”
DMX has received thoughts and prayers from everyone in the music and entertainment community, including Eminem, Missy Elliott, Killer Mike, Rick Ross, and Travis Scott.