DMX’s manager confirms rapper still on life support in Instagram video

DMX’s manager confirms rapper still on life support in Instagram video

NEW YORK — As phrases like “RIP DMX” and “Rest in Power DMX” trended globally on Twitter late Thursday night, the New York rapper’s manager confirmed in an Instagram video that his client had not died and remained on life support at White Plains Hospital. “Please stop posting these rumors, DMX is still alive,” manager Steve Rifkind said of the multi-platinum rapper and actor, whose real name is Earl Simmons. “Yes, he is still on life support but it is not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors.” Rifkind added that he expects DMX’s family to put out a statement “sometime [Friday].” DMX was put on life support at a White Plains hospital over the weekend, according to his longtime attorney Murray Richman. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said. The attorney said he could not confirm reports that his client overdosed on drugs, and said he was not sure what caused the heart attack. Sources told TMZ that DMX overdosed at his home around 11 p.m. Friday. Richman told PIX11 News on Saturday that the 50-year-old …
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