The DMX family asks for prayers and holds a vigil outside New York Hospital

The doctor, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was admitted to hospital on Friday and is now “facing serious health problems,” his family said.

The family of renowned physician DMX held a vigil outside New York Hospital where the 50-year-old man was admitted after suffering a heart attack.

“Please keep Earl / DMX with us in your thoughts, desires, and prayers and respect our privacy as we face these challenges,” his family said in a statement sent to Entertainment Tonight. The vigil began at 5 p.m. ET outside White Plains Hospital.

The crowd that had attended the vigil chanted “DMX!” and crossed their arms in X-shape, reports the Associated Press. The woman was heard crying during the match.

Known for his electric hits, DMX has described the hip-hop era of the 2000s, earning five consecutive album debuts No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for her entire career. She also received the BET Award for Video of the Year in 2006 and the MTV Movie Award for highlighting male performance in the 2001 “Exit Wounds”.

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DMX vigil outside White Plains Hospital on April 5, 2021.

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DMX also became a welcome face on the silver screen, first appearing as an actor in the 1998 film “Belly.” He also appeared and helped make the soundtrack of the 2000 film “Romeo Must Die,” with Aaliyah who was a hip-hop icon.

The rapper has exerted a huge influence on modern hip hop artists and may sound like samples by big artists like Drake and A $ AP Ferg.

Friends, fans and other musicians shared their love and concern for the rapper following news of his hospitalization. “DMX prayed for me once and I heard his ordination,” Chance the Rapper said on Twitter. “I pray that she recovers completely.”

Missy Elliot wrote on Twitter: “DMX prayers with her family.”

The rapper has exerted a huge influence on modern hip hop artists and may sound like samples by big artists like Drake and A $ AP Ferg.

LeBron James also commented on Monday: “In one of my growing fav artists and to this day DMX, my prayers are with you and sent to the almighty heavenly heaven!”