Rapper DMX Enters Rehab

DMX is taking a time-out.

The 46-year-old rapper reportedly entered a rehab facility on Thursday — only days after postponing shows citing a “medical emergency.”

According to TMZ, the star checked himself into a treatment centre in California. 

DMX’s manager Pat Gallo said in a statement: "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, who has 15 children, has previously battled addiction and has had a string of drug-related arrests.

At an April 21 concert in Brooklyn, fans expressed concern for DMX’s health. According to one report, the rapper “had a rough time getting through parts of his show” and was “seemingly gargling indecipherable sounds that were supposed to be rap lyrics at times.”