In February of this year, DMX was rushed to a hospital after he was found unconscious outside a Yonkers hotel, police discovering him lifeless on the ground next to a parked car, immediately administering CPR until a pulse returned. X has returned to full health, and as a way of thanking the officers who saved his life, he performed a free show at the Yonkers PD vs. Fire Dept. "Toughman Competition" Friday night (Oct. 21).

As seen in the above video, obtained by TMZ, DMX thanks those in attendance, saying, "There’s a few officers here tonight that, on February 8th, saved my life. To go from at one point running from the police to having police save my life. True heroes. I’m not speaking from what somebody else told me or someone else opinion, this is my personal experience."

X reportedly performed "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" to a crowd of 2,000, who loved hearing the rap classic. While the cause of X's scare hasn't been revealed, a witness allegedly told police that the rapper “ingested some sort of powder” before collapsing. Police gave X Narcan, an opiate antidote used to quickly reverse the effects of a drug overdose, after which X became “semi-conscious.”

DMX did his part in returning the favor, helping the event raise $80,000. Watch his thankful worlds above. It's great to see X not only back on his feet but with proper perspective and appreciation following the scare.

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