Rapper DMX has voluntarily checked himself into a rehab facility in Southern California, TMZ reports.
Apparently, he has been battling substance abuse issues for six years, so the move was supported and encouraged by his manager and ex-wife.
DMX recently had to cancel three shows due to what his rep called a “medical emergency.”
Sources tell TMZ that he was drinking heavily before his Brooklyn show last week, and according to reports, DMX flew to Cali to get help because he felt he was moving to a dark place.
A statement released by his manager Pat Gallo confirms that DMX is taking some time to focus on his health.
“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. 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.”