There are competing stories to why EPMD's Erick Sermon had to deal with serious injuries after a September 2011. At first his label rep at J. Records claimed Sermon was heading home after finishing a video shoot in upstate New York when he fell asleep at the wheel and ran into a wall. New Jersey police later reported the Sermon actually fell from a three-story building at the house of a lady friend he visited. The hip-hop rumor mill has even suggested that the l EPMD star tried to kill himself because he was gay. To this day, Sermon denies that he attempted suicide.