DMX in vegetative state following overdose, family asking for prayers

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Rapper DMX is currently in a vegetative state following a drug overdose and his family wants you to pray for him.

“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,” the family of the rapper (born Earl Simmons), wrote in a statement to People.

His manager Nakia Walker, told The New York Times on Sunday that the rapper is still brain dead and lung has failed.

“We’re just praying,” Walker said, adding that some of his family members have been allowed to visit the Yonkers native in the hospital.

DMX once revealed that his drug addiction started when he was just 14-years-old. He smoked a ‘crack-laced blunt’ that was given to him by his mentor. He said that he initially had no idea what he had smoked.

His drug addiction has been highly publicized. In 2016, he almost died after he suffered a drug overdose in a New York parking lot.

DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after collapsing in a New York parking lot. A medic managed to revive him after he stopped breathing and had no pulse. He had to be hospitalised.