Swizz Beatz Offers Update on DMX's Health After Hospitalization
After reports surfaced that DMX was sent to the hospital following an asthma attack, the Mount Vernon MC -- real name Earl Simmons -- soon made headlines for allegedly being found "not breathing with no pulse" at the Ramada Inn on Monday night.
Sources initially told TMZ that he complained of shortness of breath and chest pain before being hospitalized. The outlet then reported that according to a witness, DMX ingested some sort of powder before falling into unconsciousness, suggesting drug use.
A family member later denied X's consumption of powder or drug use, saying that he fell unconscious before reaching his inhaler. Close friend and collaborator Swizz Beatz -- who produced the 1999 DMX cut "Ruff Ryders Anthem" -- also offered an update on the rapper's health.
"Just got off the phone with the DOG. He's good and in great spirits," Swizz tweeted along with a photo of him and DMX in the studio. "Thanks for all the blessings. @DMX the great."
X is said to be in stable condition and remains in the hospital. A rep for DMX did not immediately respond to Billboard's requests for comment.