DMX found unconscious at a NY parking lot

It's understood the rapper, who is now in a stable condition, collapsed due to a drug overdose.

FILE: Rapper DMX whose real name is Earl Simmons. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - US rapper Earl Simmons, also known as DMX, has been found unresponsive at a Yonkers hotel parking lot in New York.

It's understood Simmons was not breathing and had no pulse when the local police arrived at the scene; but they performed CPR and brought some life back in him.

The TMZ reported that the We Right Here hitmaker collapsed due to a drug overdose, citing a witness who told cops DMX had consumed an unknown powdery substance before he dropped to the concrete.

Simmons is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital.

Shortly after the incident, rumours were doing the rounds that the 45-year-old had suffered an asthma attack.

SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION

Pray for DMX, one of the only men to have had the whole world at a concert. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/XX4Xp2cZbp

So many awesome memories of DMX's music. Dude needs to get it back together

Prayers up for my brother @DMX 🙏🏾

Damn it DMX....them narcotics finally catching up to him!

DMX needs to stop playing games.

#Repost @hot97 ・・・ Prayers go out to @dmx. His body was found in a parking lot with no pulse allegedly due to a drug overdose. EMT were able to revive him. He's currently in stable condition.

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