Legendary American rapper and actor Earl Simmons better known to his fans as DMX or Dark Man X has passed away at age 50.
This is coming after he was reported last week Saturday to be in grave condition in a New York hospital.
This blog gathered that, Simmons who has had a public history of substance abuse suffered a heart attack triggered by an apparent drug overdose on Friday last week at his home around 11pm, according to the celebrity publications TMZ.
But MTO News spoke with a member of the Simmons family who believes that it was NOT drugs that caused the heart attack.
In an EXCLUSIVE interview, MTO News spoke with DMX’ family member who told us that the rapper received the COVID vaccine about a week before he suffered from the heart attack.
DMX’s family member told MTO News, “DMX got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that.”
New York State opened up the COVID-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 50 in mid March.
And the family member suspects that DMX heart attack could have been a reaction to the vaccine. The family member explained, “Everyone [in the news] keeps saying that DMX had a drug overdose. How do they know. I’m in the family and no doctor told me anything about an overdose.”
The family member is FURIOUS about the speculation surrounding DMX drug use. She told MTO News, “Yes he had past issues with drugs. But nobody knows that he had an OD. It’s f**cked up that its being reported like that.”
She told MTO News that she – and the family – are considering taking legal action against news publications prematurely concluding that DMX suffered a drug overdose.
But what is clear – according to the family member – is that DMX did take the Covid vaccine.
Born December 18, 1970, Simmons rose to fame in the late 90s. He’s best known for his 1999 album “And Then There Was X” along with its lead single “Party Up (Up in Here),” which hit the top 10 on the hip-hop charts and helped the album go six-times platinum.
He’s also well known for film roles, including in movies such as “Romeo Must Die”, “Exit Wounds,” and “Never Die Alone”.
Simmons is survived by 15 children.