DMX entered a rehab facility Thursday night, just 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 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.”
DMX has long battled addiction and substance abuse issues, with the rapper entering rehab back in 2002 to deal with the issue; two years later, DMX was arrested for drug possession at a New York airport.
Over the next few years, DMX’s rap career stalled as he served jail time for drug possession charges then violating his court-ordered probation by using drugs.
However, the rapper’s last drug-related arrest came in 2013. Since then, DMX experienced a revival of sorts as he joined Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion tour, but at a Ruff Ryders and Friends reunion gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 21st, the rapper was noticeably incoherent when bantering to the crowd. Soon after, he dropped off the tour.
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