In an announcement on his official Instagram page, the US rapper, Earl Simmons aka DMX revealed he was ‘putting family and sobriety first’.
The 48-year-old’s team shared the announcement alongside a picture of DMX.
‘In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility,’ the statement explained. ‘He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.’
The news comes after DMX failed to show for a performance at Def Jam’s 35th anniversary party on Thursday.
The rapper, born Earl Simmons, is no stranger to rehab facilities and he has been open and candid about his struggle with addiction.