Rap star DMX will undergo a battery of tests to better assess his brain function after a heart attack that followed an alleged drug overdose. His manager, Steve Rifkind, had described X’s condition as “unchanged.”
But in a surprising update, Rifkind confirmed Wednesday morning that the rapper had tested positive for COVID-19.
His hospital visitors will be limited to certain family members as a result.
Rifkind thanked fans for their support after a vigil that took place outside of White Plains Hospital, where DMX has been since April 2.
Hundreds stood outside the hospital holding up the rapper’s signature “X” arm-crossing on Monday night. Photos from the vigil show staffers inside at the windows returning the arm-crossing.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been in what’s described as a “vegetative” state after suffering a heart attack last Friday night, which left him without oxygen for nearly 30 minutes.