Rapper DMX found lying 'lifeless' in Yonkers hotel parking lot

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DMX Recovering After Rescuers Save His Life

YONKERS, New York (WPIX) -- Rapper DMX is recovering after first responders found his lifeless body Monday night and managed to revive him.

DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, stopped breathing after collapsing in the parking lot of an upstate Ramada Inn, attorney Murray Richman confirmed.

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The manager of the Ramada also confirmed that Simmons wasn't breathing before first responders arrived at the Ramada Inn at 125 Tuckahoe Ave. around 6:30 p.m.

Police Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack wouldn't identify the person they resuscitated, saying only that it was a 45-year-old Mount Kisco resident who wasn't breathing and had no pulse when Yonkers police and Empress Ambulance personnel arrived.

Officers used CPR and an oxygen mask to bring him back to a semi-conscious state. "We think that they saved a life last night," McCormack said of the first responders, who had just seconds to work with.

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Rap star DMX, right, poses for a photograph with DJ Clue holding an article about him, Tuesday, Jan. 26, in New York after DMX announced he'll join other multi-platinum recording artists Methodman, Redman, and Jay-Z in a 40-city arena tour hosted by DJ Clue. The "Hard Knock Life" tour, starting February 27 in Charlotte, N.C. brings together some of hip hop's premier recording artists who specialize in hard-core hip hop. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Rap artist DMX appears at a news conference in New York to announce a 40 city, hard core, hip hop tour, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
**FILE**Rapper DMX, whose name is Earl Simmons, performs at The Source Hip Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles in this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo. Two dogs found buried at a home belonging to rapper DMX had serious wounds, authorities investigating animal neglect allegations said Saturday Sept. 22, 2007. One of the dogs had serious bite wounds and another had trauma to its abdomen, but exact causes of death were not determined, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. A third dog carcass had been burned so badly an exam was inconclusive. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian,File)
DMX, left, and Steven Segal, right, the stars of "Exit Wounds," join Andrzej Bartkowiak, the movie's director, as they arrive at New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre for the New York premiere of "Exit Wounds," Friday, March 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
Photo by: Peter Kramer STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2002 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 6/1/02 DMX at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. (CA) (Star Max via AP Images)
Rap artist DMX flashes a sign at his arrival at the "Never Die Alone" premiere Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The tale focuses on a drug dealer (DMX) whose return to his home turf sparks an explosive cycle of long-simmering vengeance and struggle for supremacy. Black filmmakers are gaining influence in big-money Hollywood. It only follows that they would make inroads in low-budget independent cinema, too.(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Rapper DMX leaves the Queens County Courthouse in New York following his arraignment on drug and weapons charges in addition to charges of criminal mischief, impersonation, menacing, driving under the influence and other offenses Friday, June 25, 2004. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and another man were arrested Thursday night for allegedly impersonating a federal agent and harassing another man in an airport parking lot. (AP Photo/Scout Tufankjian)
Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, poses as he leaves Queens criminal court Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in New York. He attended a hearing in state Supreme Court on charges of reckless endangerment. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, kisses his wife Tashera Simmons after his appearance at Criminal Court in the Queens Borough of New York, Friday, July 23, 2004. He had been facing drug and weapons charges for a June incident at New York's Kennedy Airport.Another hearing date was set for Sept.(AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
Hip Hop singer DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, performs following the annnouncement of his record label change to Sony Music, Friday, Jan.13, 2006, in New York. ( AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Rapper DMX appears in Maricopa County Superior Court with his attorney Cameron Morgan for a hearing, Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Phoenix. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded not guilty plea to felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. The 37-year-old was indicted last week on 11 counts, including felony marijuana and paraphernalia possession and seven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle, pool)
DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
This is a booking photograph of rapper DMX, provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Phoenix, after the latest arrest of the rapper. Maricopa County authorities say rapper DMX has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly violating his probation by using drugs. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been arrested twice for violating probation for 2009 felony convictions for cruelty to animals, theft and two drug counts. The 39-year-old was arrested by Maricopa County probation officers Thursday evening and is being held without bond in the county jail. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: DMX performs onstage with DJ Snake during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)
GREER, SC - AUGUST 21: In this handout photo provided by the Greer Police Department, Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana when the vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic violation August 20, 2013 in Greer, South Carolina. (Photo by Greer Police Department via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 6: Rapper DMX makes an appearance on MTV 2 Presents Sucker Free Week on April 6, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: DMX performs onstage with DJ Snake during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)
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McCormack also confirmed that paramedics gave the man the opiate reversal medication Narcan at the scene, after he was revived. While Simmons' attorney maintains that asthma was to blame for the collapse, investigators noted in the police report that the unconscious male had ingested some type of substance. Officials wouldn't specify what the alleged substance was.

Simmons was treated overnight at an area hospital and released Tuesday morning.

"It was in fact an asthma attack, no overdose," Richman said. "My client is out of the hospital, resting at home and will be back to work in days."

DMX has a concert scheduled for Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania. According to the promoters and his attorney, the show will go on as scheduled.

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