Veteran rapper DMX has cancelled some shows because of his addiction struggles which have forced him back into rehab.
His team’s statement says, “In his on-going 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.”
The New York-born rapper was scheduled to perform Saturday (October 12) at the reunion concert for Three 6 Mafia in Memphis and Day 2 of Rolling Loud in New York on Sunday. Both appearances have since been cancelled. The Ying Yang Twins replaced DMX Saturday night.
DMX has had a long, difficult struggle with addiction. He’s been jailed numerous times in the past over drug-related offenses and has spent time throughout the years in rehab.
He was released from prison in January after serving time for tax evasion. Just before his release, he talked about how badly he wanted to see his youngest son, 3-year-old Exodus Simmons, who at the time had serious health problems. The rapper has a total of 15 kids.
He also said he was getting offers from movie producers for a biopic.