THE family of famed rapper DMX may be forced to make a hard decision today, after the results of tests on his brain function are revealed.
DMX remains in a coma and has undergone tests to determine his brain function, after staff yesterday sent a powerful message to the crowd of fans and friends gathered outside the hospital.
Hospital staff made an X sign with their arms out the window as some of the famed rapper's 15 children joined the emotional vigil on Tuesday.
The music star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, remains in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Friday night, reportedly triggered by a drug overdose.
His manager and founder of Loud Records Steve Rifkind confirmed that the 50-year-old's condition remains unchanged, as the family continues to hold out hope.
"DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive," Rifkind told NBC News on Tuesday night.
"We appreciate your prayers and support," he added.
It was understood that results of the latest brain tests would be revealed today.
DMX was reportedly left in a "vegetative state" after suffering a heart attack on Friday night and having to be revived three times.
Citing a source, ET reported how medics "tried to revive him twice in the house, and revived him again in the hospital."
The insider said: "This is a very difficult time for the family. They are standing by his bedside, holding his hand and praying. They are really in prayer mode."
The family of the rapper had announced in an email on Sunday that the vigil will be held outside the hospital from 5pm and asked that fans keep the rapper in their "thoughts, wishes and prayer."
In an email seen by AP, the family said: "On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues.
"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."
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