Rapper DMX has cancelled a handful of upcoming shows while he checks himself into a rehab facility and focuses on his sobriety.
He was slated to perform at New York City’s Rolling Loud festival over the weekend and was a no-show at Def Jam’s 35th anniversary party in Brooklyn last week. Additionally, he was supposed to stop in Orlando, Florida this Friday, but the show has been called-off.
“DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility,” the rapper’s team said in a statement. “He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.”
Earlier this year, DMX was released from prison after a year behind bars for tax fraud. After he was released, he jumped into a 20th anniversary tour celebrating his 2008 record It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. From there, he re-signed with his former label Def Jam Records and teamed up with Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz for the track “Just In Case.”
DMX has been in and out of jail during his career, derailing a handful of times due to his drug addiction. In 2017, he canceled a series of shows in order to reenter a rehab facility.
At the time of his return, Beatz said “it’s going to be a good year for him, God willing.”
“He missed a lot of time, but you know what? Those people still show up to them show,” he said. “He just does something different to them, the youth and everything. They singing the words like they was here when we did those records.”
At this time, DMX’s shows in Boca Raton, Florida on November 16 and Sacramento, California on December 7 have not been cancelled.