DMX has not regained brain function for nearly a week after his overdose, and the family could soon be faced with an agonizing decision … whether to withdraw life support.
Sources of direct knowledge tell TMZ that the battery of tests conducted on Wednesday X showed no improvement in brain activity as he was rushed to hospital after undergoing the OD late Friday night. As we reported, he had poor brain function after being without oxygen for nearly half an hour.
DMX remains in a coma and, as it was suggested to us, the test results are “not good”. We have been told that the family has asked X’s old friend and manager, Steve Rifkind, to fly to New York on Friday … another sign that hope is waning.
As we have reported, there is one huge statement of support for DMX. Hundreds of people – including his children, fiancé and mothers of some of his children – thronged outside the hospital for a prayer vigil Monday night. We have been told that there have been only a limited number of family members allowed inside the ICU because of COVID-19 restrictions.
It’s currently unclear when X’s family will make a decision about his medical future, although Rifkind told us earlier this week … the tests were crucial and once the results were in, “from there the family would decide what’s best.”