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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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)
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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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