The rapper suffered a heart attack Friday around 11 p.m. at his home in White Plains and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital, where he remains on a ventilator, Richman said. The attorney said he did not know what may have caused the heart attack.
Richman said he has known DMX for 25 years and said Saturday evening that he has been in touch with the rapper’s family all day. He said he is aware of the rapper’s medical prognosis, but declined to comment on it.
“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 rapper’s family said in a statement.
Some of DMX’s contemporaries, such as LL Cool J and Missy Elliott, tweeted their prayers, as did more artists, including Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, Eminem and SZA.