X checks into rehab

After learning that DMX had been cancelling shows in California for the past week, we now know why.


On April 26, The Source reported that several people in DMX’s inner circle had grown concerned after the rapper cancelled 3 shows in California due to a “medical emergency”. 


In a TMZ Exclusive, we found out that DMX had recently been drinking heavily. This was made even more apparent at a show in Brooklyn last week, when he took the stage obviously under the influence.  Although we all know DMX likes to party, he has been seriously battling substance abuse issues for years. On Thursday night, X voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center in Southern California with the encouragement of both his manager and ex-wife.


We don’t yet know what this spells out for his upcoming shows, which include the Ruff Ryders Reunion and the 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival, where DMX and The Lox were announced as headliners this week. But, whatever it means, we all wish him the best and hope he can overcome the demons from within.