Rapper DMX has checked into rehab, after a meltdown on the stage last weekend.
X, born Earl Simmons, was the headliner last weekend during the Ruff Ryders Reunion concert at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.
But the rapper shocked fans, when he went on a bizarre rant, mid-way through his set.
The outburst caused DMX fans to wonder about his health, since the rap star has had a long running battle with substance abuse.
Earlier last week, it was announced that DMX would be canceling a series of shows, prompting further speculation about a possible relapse.
According to DMX’s rep, the rapper indeed has relapsed, and is heading into rehab according to a statement from his representative.
“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.”
DMX is supposed to be one of the headlining acts at the upcoming Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which is due to take place July 10-16.