DMX Cancels Tour Dates After Checking Into Rehab

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DMX entered a rehabilitation facility Thursday night, only days after he postponed a string of concerts due to a “medical emergency.”

 

The rapper checked himself into a treatment center in southern California, TMZ reports.

 

“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 said in a interview. “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.”

 

DMX has battled with addiction and substance abuse. Two years after entering a rehabilitation center back in 2002, DMX was arrested at a New York airport for drug possession.

 

Over the next several years, DMX’s rap career was postponed as he served jail time for a drug possession charge, then violating his court-ordered probation.

 

But, the rapper’s last drug-related arrest came in 2013. Soon after, he dropped off that tour.