Legendary EPMD front man Erick Sermon has suffered a heart attack.

DJ Scratch, the long time DJ for the group, confirmed the news.

“Erick Sermon had a heart attack today. He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.”

Sources close to the rapper said that he is in a Long Island hospital recuperating & that the heart attack may be attributed to high blood pressure.

Kim Wingate, a close friend of Sermon said that she talked to the rapper. He nearly died.

“On the heals of suffering the loss of Heavy D, we almost lost another HipHop Legend last night. Erick Sermon is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. I just got off the phone with E and he said the doctor told him his blood pressure was so high he was minutes from death. He wanted me to let everyone know he’s okay.”

Sermon will be in the hospital for a few days to undergo testing.