\r\n\r\nRap legend DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is currently in the ICU after suffering from a massive heart attack. Early reports speculated that DMX\u2019s condition may have been brought about because of an alleged drug overdose.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDMX\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBut MTO News spoke with a member of the Simmons family who believes that it was NOT drugs that caused the heart attack.\r\n\r\nIn an EXCLUSIVE interview, MTO News spoke with DMX\u2019 family member who told us that the rapper received the COVID vaccine about a week before he suffered from the heart attack.\r\n\r\nDMX\u2019s family member told MTO News, \u201c[DMX] got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that.\u201d\r\n\r\nNew York State opened up the COVID-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 50 in mid March.And the family member suspects that DMX heart attack could have been a reaction to the vaccine. The family member explained, \u201cEveryone [in the news] keeps saying that [DMX] had a drug overdose. How do they know. I\u2019m in the family and no doctor told me anything about an overdose.\u201dHubert Davis BRAGS ABOUT HAVING A WHITE WIFE \u2018I\u2019M SO PROUD\u2019The family member is FURIOUS about the speculation surrounding DMX drug use. She told MTO News, \u201cYes he had past issues with drugs. But nobody knows that he had an OD. It\u2019s f**cked up that its being reported like that.\u201dShe told MTO News that she \u2013 and the family \u2013 are considering taking legal action against news publications prematurely concluding that DMX \u00a0suffered a drug overdose.But what is clear \u2013 according to the family member \u2013 is that DMX did take the Covid vaccine.The grieving kin explained, \u201cHe took that vaccine, and he had a heart attack. I\u2019m not saying the vaccine did it, but he never had a heart attack before.\u201dOver 167 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through April 5, 2021. During this time, The CDC received only 2,794 reports of death among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.