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.