Rapper DMX – real name Earl Simmons – was found outside a Ramada Inn in Yonkers unconscious, not breathing, and without a pulse. DMX and his people deny drug overdose rumors, and claim this episode was the result of an asthma attack and lingering bronchitis, according to TMZ.
Yonkers police and EMT’s responded to a call that a man was unconscious and not breathing outside a Ramada Inn. After finding the 45-year-old rapper’s lifeless body , CPR was administered with slow results. A witness apparently then reported to officials on-scene that DMX had ingested a powder of some sort before falling unconscious. The antidote for an opiate overdose, known as Narcan, was administered immediately; Simmons’ body responded quickly and he regained some consciousness before being taken to the emergency room.
At this time, news reports state that DMX is in stable condition and he faces no charges related to the incident at this time.
DMX’s Shady Past
Earl Simmons is unfortunately no stranger to encounters with the law. Now, he was sentenced to jail time related to non-payment of child support. In 2013, he was arrested in South Carolina for a suspended license, missing vehicle tags, and driving without insurance. Prior to that, DMX had run-in’s with the law for marijuana possession. Also. failure to appear in court for a previous charge, and a DUI without a license and seat-belt. He has also faced charges for illegal drug possession, animal cruelty, and probation violation.
While serving time in the Alahambra Prison complex in Arizona, he was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health unit for an undisclosed reason, according to reports from CNN. Simmons has since publicly admitted to struggling with bipolar disorder and addiction.
Although DMX denies substance abuse in his most recent escape from death, it’s difficult to deny that the rapper is struggling. Only time will tell if he’s struggling with a substance abuse issue or not, and we hope if he is, that he gets help before it’s too late.
In conclusion, although Narcan has been known to save lives from a drug overdose. The best treatment for substance abuse is recovery. No person should have to fight for their life when long-term recovery is possible. And can prevent overdoses 100% of the time. To learn more about addiction treatment and recovery, call The Watershed now at 1-800-861-1768.
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