Police from the Hudson Valley saved DMX’s life after he was found lifeless outside a Yonkers hotel.

According to TMZ, the 45-year-old was near death as he collapsed to the ground outside a Ramada Inn in Yonkers. Around 6 p.m. Monday, Yonkers police responded to the hotel for a report of an unconscious male. When they arrived the found DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, on the ground in the parking lot. Cops determined he was lifeless, not breathing and without a pulse.

Emergency officials quickly began to perform CPR. After a minute of CPR Simmons’s pulse came back.

A witness at the hotel told police that Simmons ingested some sort of powder before he fell unconscious. With that information, authorities gave him Narcan. Narcan, also known as Naloxone, helps reverse the effects of narcotic drugs.

TMZ is also reporting that Simmons, who is in stable conidition, is denying taking any powder or drugs. He claims all he remembers is having shortness of breath after suffering from bronchitis for the past couple of days. A family member says he asked for his asthma inhaler moments before he collapsed.

DMX is scheduled to perform at The Chance Theater  in Poughkeepsie on February 27th. It's unclear, at this time, if this incident will effect the show.

DMX was born in Mount Vernon. The Westchester native was one of the biggest rap stars in the 1990s and early 2000s. His first 5 albums debuted at number 1.

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