DMX remains in a coma following heart attack and will undergo brain function tests
American rapper DMX remained in a coma at a New York hospital on Wednesday after he suffered a heart attack last week.
The founder of Loud Records and the rapper’s manager, Steve Rifkind, said the 50-year-old’s condition is unchanged and that doctors are set to perform tests to determine the level of his brain function. The results from Wednesday’s tests could be critical in determining DMX’s health outcome, according to Rifkind.
“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 Tuesday night. “Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there.”
“We appreciate your prayers and support,” Rifkind added.
The rapper was admitted to the hospital on April 2 following a heart attack but his longtime lawyer, Murry Richman, said it was unclear what caused it.