DMX returns to the stage four days after reported hospitalisation, shows signs of good health

The rapper treated fans to a one-hour show in New York last night

Rapper DMX returned to the stage last night (February 11) after being hospitalised after suffering a life-threatening asthma attack.

The rapper – real name Earl Simmons – was found “not breathing” and “without a pulse” outside a New York hotel on Monday (February 8). His return to performance comes just four days after he the incident.

Previous rumours suggested that Simmons had suffered a drug overdose. Simmons resumed his concert schedule with a gig at The Lively club in Manhattan on Thursday. According to TMZ.com, he showed no signs of illness as he performed an hour-long show for fans.

A source told TMZ that Simmons started complaining of a pain in his chest outside his room at the Ramada Inn, with fears of a possible drug overdose at first thought to be the cause of his collapse.

Police responded to a call concerning an “unconscious male” just after 6pm, and are thought to have given the rapper CPR at the scene.

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Simmons is then said to have received treatment at a nearby hospital, with the star later telling TMZ that all “he remembers is having shortness of breath after suffering bronchitis for a couple of days”.