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DMX hospitalized after collapsing without pulse, report says

Police officers responding to a call in Yonkers

Police officers responding to a call in Yonkers Monday helped revive rapper DMX, who was unconscious and lacked a pulse, at a Ramada Inn parking lot. Above, DMX appears at a Manhattan event in June 2012. Credit: Getty Images / Mike Lawrie

Rapper DMX was released from a hospital Tuesday after being revived from a near-death state the day before.

TMZ.com said Yonkers police had responded to a call around 6 p.m. Monday and found DMX, 45, born Earl Simmons, in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn, not breathing and without pulse. Police detective Lt. Patrick McCormack told The Associated Press paramedics performed CPR and administered an opioid-reversal medication, reviving him.

DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed that the rapper, who has asthma, had stopped breathing, but the lawyer did not know the cause.

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