Earlier this week, DMX canceled three shows in California due to a “medical emergency.” His Santa Ana, Los Angeles, and San Diego performances were postponed due to the health concern. Now we have more detail on what DMX is going through.
Sources tell TMZ that X checked himself in at a rehab center in Southern California Thursday night. They said X went voluntarily, but his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, had encouraged the move as well.
“It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” DMX’s manager Pat Gallo said in a statement. “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”
The Dog took the stage last week at the Ruff Ryders reunion show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the show was littered with technical issues and some ramblings. X’s rants only got fans worried about his mental state.
This is not DMX’s first trip to rehab as he’s battled substance abuse for quite some time.
Reference: Hip-Hop DX