DMX fans are still holding out hope the rapper will pull through.
On Sunday (April 4), in a big show of respect, the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club, a bike club affiliated with the independent label DMX helped make famous, visited the White Plains, N.Y. hospital where the beloved rapper is being treated in the ICU following a heart attack. Fox 5 New York's Lisa Evers was on hand outside the hospital to capture footage of the group and their bikes posted up around the building.
"We are on location. A whole group of the Ruff Ryders just came out to show support for DMX, and they are about to do a tribute," Evers says in the video posted to Twitter. DMX's track "Where the Hood At?" can be heard blaring in the background.
DMX is currently on life support after suffering a heart attack that was reportedly brought on by a drug overdose on April 2. The following afternoon, the 50-year-old rapper's lawyer, Murray Richman, told reporters that X had been taken off life support and was breathing on his own. However, he later admitted he had received wrong information.
DMX's family has released the following statement about his health: "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. 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. Thank youThe Family of Earl Simmons a/k/a DMX. NOTE – The Ruff Ryders To The Rescue Foundation will have a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains NY) on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 5 pm EST. The press is welcome. Please be respectful of the hospital and its staff. Thank you."
See video of the Ruff Ryders showing support for DMX below.
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