DMX has been hospitalized after an apparent asthma attack.
The 45-year-old rapper was found unconscious outside his room at the Ramada Yonkers in New York on Monday, TMZ reports.
When officers responded to the scene, they immediately administered CPR to DMX — government name Earl Simmons — and reportedly gave the rapper Narcan, a substance used to antidote narcotic drug overdoses.
“This was an excellent job by the officers and they definitely saved the life," Yonkers Police Lieutenant Patrick McCormack told the New York Daily News without naming the rapper. "They found him in a lifeless condition with no breathing. They were able to bring back some breathing.”
TMZ is now reporting that the rapper is alive and recovering.
DMX was one of the biggest rap stars from the 90s to the 2000s. His first five albums debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
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