DMX has reportedly checked himself into rehab in Southern California.
The move comes days after DMX canceled three shows in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, and San Diego due to a “medical emergency.”
TMZ reports that he made the decision to check himself into rehab with encouragement from his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, and manager, Pat Gallo. It is being reported that X felt that he was going to “a dark place” and wanted to change the course.
Gallo issued a statement to fans that were disappointed that X had to cancel his shows.
“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,” Gallo said. “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.”
It has not been revealed if X checked himself in for drug or alcohol related reasons.
The last time X was on stage was at the Ruff Ryders reunion concert in New York City at the Barclays Center. Fans in attendance posted video of his set where X struggled to perform.