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Hundreds of fans gather for prayer vigil honoring DMX


ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesHundreds of supporters of multiplatinum rapper DMX gathered outside the hospital, where his lawyer says he remains in grave condition, to hold a prayer vigil Monday night.

The vigil was spearheaded by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation following a much smaller gathering the previous night in order to pay respects.

TMZ reports that, among those gathered outside the hospital, were his fiancee Desiree and their four-year-old child, Exodus.

The rapper’s ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, also attended the vigil and praised fans for their dedication.  

In addition, Yadira Borrego, of whom he has children with, was also spotted in the crowd.

In addition to saying prayers in hopes of a full recovery, fans also played DMX’s music to honor his decorated rap career.

The “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” rapper — born Earl Simmons — suffered a heart attack over the weekend and was transported to the White Plains Hospital in New York.

DMX’s family released a statement late Sunday, calling fans to send their prayers and well wishes.

“On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues,” the family said.  “We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”

It is unknown at this time if DMX’s condition has improved.

By Megan Stone
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