Back in February DMX was found in a Yonkers, New York, Ramada Inn parking lot unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse.
Police responded to the scene and performed CPR on the rapper, successfully bringing him back to life.
On Friday, October 21, Dark Man X appeared at the Yonkers Police Department vs. Fire Department “Toughman 8” charity boxing event to offer his gratitude.
“There’s a few officers in here tonight that on February 8th saved my life,” X said. “True heroes. I’m not speaking from what somebody else told me or some else’s opinion. This is my personal opinion. The officers that I used to run from when I was f****** up … turned out to be the ones that saved my life.”
TMZ reports that X later performed “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and helped to raise $80,000at the event.
Yonkers PD posted a message of thanks to DMX on their Facebook page.
“Yonkers rapper DMX supported last nights Toughman 8 charity boxing event with a special appearance. He thanked Yonkers Police Officers Hurley and Wanderman from our ESU for their efforts in assisting him earlier this year. In this photo he speaks with both Officers outside of the event and thanked them for their service. Thank you DMX, your words were appreciated by these Officers and last nights crowd.”