Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX has fans sending him prayers this week after reportedly collapsing at his hotel in New York last night (February 8).
According to reports, X’s team had him rushed to a local hospital after experiencing a medical complication Monday (February 8) night.
Sources close to DMX tell us he was outside his room at the Ramada Yonkers in New York Monday evening when he started complaining of shortness of breath and pain in his chest. We’re told the rapper has a history of asthma — so his entourage sprung to look for his inhaler — but it was too late … he had collapsed to the floor. We’re told an ambulance was called, and X was transported to a nearby hospital … where he’s currently receiving breathing treatments. (TMZ)
In October, cops arrested X for a child support-related matter.
A warrant was issued for Simmons’ arrest on a contempt of court charge in July, according to the Westchester County Clerk’s office. County police confirmed they and Yonkers police arrested him at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at a Yonkers residence. (USA Today)
During his court appearance after the arrest, X’s attorney convinced Judge Paul Marx to grant him a release so he could generate funds toward the child support.
Marx was clearly torn, pausing for several moments before saying that he would “take a chance” and release the rapper without bail. DMX’s next scheduled court appearance was set for Nov. 18. “I expect to see you back here on Nov. 18 to resolve this case in its totality,” Marx said. If not, he warned, “things will not go well for you.” (USA Today)
With plans to release new music in the near future, X recently acknowledged how much of a presence he still has in the public eye.
“Is there a difference between being misunderstood and people not knowing,” X asked in an interview. “They won’t know unless they see me. … I’ma make it, even though it looks rough. I get a little scared and sometimes a little shook up, when it gets like that, I get on my knees and look up. I jay walk and it’s in the news, you’re talking international news. That’s a good thing, it means people still care. There’s always going to be problems, you’re always going to have problems. That’s the only thing I hate about being famous, you never know who really loves you because everybody’s there – if there love never gets tested, who knows?” (ABC 7)