DMX rapper reported in serious condition at New York hospital By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rapper DMX leaves United States Federal Court in Manhattan following a hearing on charges of income tax evasion in New York

By Rich McKay (Reuters) – Popular rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known to fans by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, was reported in serious condition Saturday at a New York hospital after suffering a provoking heart attack. from an apparent drug overdose. , according to celebrity posts TMZ and Billboard. The publications reported that Simmons, 50, who has had a public history of substance abuse, was rushed to a White Plains, New York hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m. Friday. His publicist did not immediately respond to Reuters for comment on the singer, who has been a fixture in the music world since the 1990s. Reuters has not independently verified the news accounts. The musician has been open about his struggles with illegal drug use and has spoken about entering rehab in 2019 after spending time in federal prison for a tax fraud conviction. A federal court in Manhattan found that he did not pay $ 1.7 million in taxes between 2000 and 2005, when he transferred money between accounts owned by managers and associates. His 1998 debut album “It‘s Dark and Hell is Hot” was listed as number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and sold more than 5 million copies. Along with his rap career, Simmons has starred in such films as the 1998 crime drama “Belly”, the 2000 action film “Romeo Must Die” and the 2003 heist film “Cradle 2 the Grave.”

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