Famous Dex became a trending Twitter topic on Sunday (December 20) after a disturbing photo of the Chicago-bred rapper sparked concern among his fanbase.
The photo in question finds Dex holding a blunt roach in his hand, looking gaunt and heavily under the influence. Subsequently, his fans are worried a fatal drug overdose is imminent.
Dex has drawn the concern of his fans before. In December 2018, he nodded off during one of his Instagram Live sessions, leading many to assume he was using heavy drugs. While TMZ later reported his team was on high alert due to his alleged opiate addiction, Dex insisted that wasn’t the reason he fell asleep mid-stream.
“I always know,” he said at the time. “Only you know — not my manager, not anybody. You know you. With that being said, I ain’t got nothing to explain. The video that’s right now going viral, that’s kind of so stupid? For one, I’m a human being and I work my ass off. And once you put overtime, overnight and then you come back home at 4 something in the morning and you decide to go live — hey. Don’t let the world trick you and be fooled.”
But the report claimed Dex needed constant supervision to make sure he’s coherent enough to function and someone to occasionally sleep in his bed to ensure he’s breathing throughout the night.
In November 2019, Dex fanned the flames when he suffered a seizure mid-performance at 1OAK in West Hollywood, California. A clip of the incident showed Dex surrounded by a crowd of people while he seized on stage. The L.A. Country Fire Department received a call about someone who’d had a seizure at 1 OAK a little before 2 a.m. local time. They arrived on the scene minutes later, but Dex never ended up at the hospital.
One of Dex’s reps issued a statement, claiming he’d endured an epileptic seizure and was on the road to recovery. However, it’s important to note drug or alcohol withdrawal can also lead to seizures, according to the American Addiction Centers.
“We wish Famous Dex a speedy recovery after his epileptic seizure last night,” the statement read. “He is currently in good spirits and hopes to return back to finishing his new album. He thanks all his fans for their prayers and well wishes.”
Whatever the case, Dex has an army of fans concerned about his well being. Check out some of the reactions below.