After postponing some Cali concert dates, DMX is getting help at a rehab facility. According to TMZ, X checked himself in Thursday night at a treatment center in Southern California. Despite this being voluntary, his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, encouraged him to make this move.
The rapper has been to rehab before for substance abuse, something he has battled for years. As was previously reported, X had to cancel 3 shows this week due to what his rep called a “medical emergency.” He then flew to Cali to get help because he felt he was “moving to a dark place” and wanted to make sure he stayed on the right path.
Speculation of X moving down the wrong path started at the Ruff Ryderz reunion concert in Brooklyn, where he was seen drinking heavily. Gallo issued a statement, apologizing to fans for the cancellation, saying, “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.”
He added, “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.”