11:50 GMT14 April 2021
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    The Grammy-nominated musician was hospitalised on Friday night in grave condition.

    Fans of the 50-year-old rapper DMX have gathered near the White Plains Hospital in Westchester to support the musician, who is on life support after he reportedly overdosed and had a heart attack.

    Videos posted on the net show the artist's supporters in "Ruff Ryders" gear riding motorcycles and doing burnouts near the hospital.

    ​The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has reportedly been unresponsive and in a "vegetative state" since he suffered an overdose on Friday and then had a heart attack, TMZ said.

    DMX's attorney Murray Richman told the New York Post on Saturday that "it does not look good", but did not confirm the overdose.

    Prior to that, a family member told TMZ that paramedics had tried to resuscitate Simmons for 30 minutes, which depleted his brain function due to the lack of oxygen.

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