Rapper DMX found lifeless, revived with Narcan

Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 16:32:55-05

NEW YORK — An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside a Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday.

Murray Richman said Tuesday that the artist, whose given name is Earl Simmons, is out of the hospital.

Yonkers Police Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack said officers responded to a Ramada Inn, where they found a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the parking lot. McCormack said privacy laws prevented him from identifying the man, but that the man was given the opioid reversal medication Narcan by paramedics.

McCormack said the man resumed breathing after officers performed CPR and gave him oxygen.

Richman told Eyewitness News in New York City that DMX was the person saved by first responders in Yonkers. Richman said the rapper is at home and is "fine."

Richman confirmed his client had stopped breathing, but Richman said he did not know the cause. Richman said the rapper suffers from asthma.

The Associated Press contributed to this report