DMX has checked himself into rehab. According to Complex, a member of X’s team shared the news via his Instagram page. “In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility. He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support,” they wrote.
Things had been looking up for DMX prior to him checking into rehab to focus on his family and sobriety. Last month, XXL reported that the Ruff Ryders rapper reportedly signed a new deal with Def Jam Recordings. In fact, Swizz Beatz confirmed the news during an interview with “The Breakfast Club.” “Just re-signed so it’s gonna be a good year for him, God willing. I just want it to happen so he can go to where he been supposed to have went,” he said at the time.
X also recently appeared in GQ magazine, where he confirmed his singing with Def Jam. “Yeah, it’s good to be back home. I wanted to be a part of Def Jam since 1985, when the movie Krush Groove came out. And I found out that Run’s last name was Simmons, and Russell’s last name was Simmons. And Russell was running Def Jam. I saw the movie Krush Groove, and I was like, ‘Yo.’ And at that point, I was so naive then. I was like, ‘Yo. If I could just meet them.’ And like, ‘Yo, my last name is Simmons too.’ And that’s it,” he said.
He also spoke on his love for touring and performing. X said, “Performing in front of people is beyond a high. It’s beyond a high that any drug could duplicate. Just being onstage, period, and knowing that there’s so much love out there. I pray before I go onstage with everyone in the room. And I end my show with a prayer onstage. And I’d say maybe 65 percent of the time that I get offstage, I’m so emotionally overwhelmed, I just break down. Sometimes it’s leaving the stage, it’s just like, ‘Get me to my dressing room. I don’t want people to see me like this.’ I just take a minute for myself and just, I thank Him, I praise Him. And I’m like, ‘Thank you, thank you.’ I’m like, ‘Who am I to deserve this?’ We all bleed the same blood.”
X was released from a West Virginia prison back in January after serving a one-year sentence for tax evasion. He then hit the road and embarked on a 32-date U.S. tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.
DMX also performed at Rolling Loud in Miami and made a guest appearance at Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Coachella in April.
Check out DMX’s Instagram announcement below.