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Chance the Rapper, Ja Rule, Missy Elliott & More Pray for DMX Amid Hospitalization

Artists are sending prayers DMX's way after the rapper was admitted to a New York hospital following a reported drug overdose.

"DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery," Chance the Rapper wrote on Twitter Saturday (April 3).

"Prayers up for my brother DMX," Ja Rule tweeted.

"Prayers for DMX and his family," Missy Elliott echoed.

On Saturday, DMX's representatives confirmed to Billboard that the rapper is currently hospitalized, and as of Saturday night, DMX is on life support, reps said.

TMZ had reported earlier that DMX experienced a heart attack triggered by the overdose, with one source saying he had "some brain activity" and another source saying that he as in a "vegetative state."

"Come on X plzzzz," Lil Kim wrote to the MC upon hearing the reports. "We need you. Prayers all the way up for you bro."

"I love DMX SO MUCH," said SZA. "praying hard for the king."

"Today is 4/3/21 - it’s only right that we celebrate the talent and genius of my brother @DMX on the 4,3,2,1 song. We Love you X get well fast," LL Cool J wrote about the rapper, whose long-running career has seen five No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

See a roundup of messages and well wishes for DMX below.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article reported an update from reps that DMX was breathing on his own and not currently in need of life support. However, it was later communicated to Billboard that DMX is still on life support as of Saturday night (April 3).

Rapper DMX Hospitalized After Apparent Drug Overdose | Billboard News