DMX Nearly Dies in New York Hotel Parking Lot

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Rock the Bells June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Rock the Bells June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

DMX has a couple of New York’s finest to thank for saving his lifeless body Monday night.

According to TMZ, the rap artist was found unconscious at the Ramada Inn hotel in Yonkers, NY.

Police responded to a call about an unconscious male and found DMX on the ground in the parking lot, not breathing and with no pulse. Officers immediately began performing CPR and DMX regained consciousness after being given the overdose drug Narcan.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, denies taking any illegal drugs, saying he remembers having shortness of breath as a result of bronchitis. He asked for his inhaler, according to a family member, before passing out.

He was released Tuesday morning and is recovering. He has a concert scheduled for Saturday in Reading, PA.; his lawyer says he is planning on performing.

No criminal charges have been filed or are expected.