Dark Man X is getting the help he so desperately needs.
The rapper voluntarily checked himself into a rehab facility in Southern California, a move that was fully supported, and encouraged, by his manager and ex-wife. Apparently, he has been battling substance abuse issues for six years.
X recently had to cancel three shows due to what his rep called a “medical emergency.” Sources said he was drinking heavily before his Brooklyn show last week. TMZ reports that “he flew to Cali to get help because he felt he was ‘moving to a dark place’ and wanted to make sure he stayed on the right path.”
In a statement released by his manager Pat Gallo, DMX is said to be 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.”
Prayers for DMX.