DMX has been vocal about its fight against drug abuse for years. The fans have seen him time and time again amidst boulevard headlines, which sometimes ridiculed his efforts to sober up. But like many celebrities who have been addicted, the road to recovery is often long and difficult, with several relapses in between.
The talented rapper and actor, considered one of the best ever to touch a microphone, has just started his tour before announcing that he will be back in treatment. Although he has previously lived in rehab facilities, the fans hope this will be the last time he has to fight his addiction this way.
DMX announces that he is checking in to rehab on his 20-year tour.
The fans were thrilled when the rapper revealed plans to celebrate 20 years in the rap business with a new tour. After being released from prison earlier this year for tax evasion, the rapper announced his return to the stage with a series of concerts. His tour was stopped when his executives published a statement on his artist's official Instagram page:
"In its ongoing commitment to bringing family and sobriety to the forefront, DMX has checked into a rehab facility. He apologizes for his canceled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support. "
This was the second time in two years that DMX tour plans have shelved his addiction. In 2017, he canceled a tour to resume treatment. According to Rolling Stone his manager, Pat Gallo, said in a statement at the time, "It is important now that he take a break to focus on his health so he can become a better father. Friend and entertainer. "
DMX almost dies of drug overdose in 2016
Fans saw how serious DMX drug addiction was when he nearly died in 2016. But over the years he has also been dealing with other substances.
Page 6 reported that after an overdose of drugs in a parking lot in Westchester, New York, DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse. Fortunately, a paramedic administered Narcan, an anti-opioid that was reportedly used by the police to reverse the effects of heroin overdose. The rapper became "unconscious" and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated.
Fortunately, DMX survived and returned to the hotel just two days later. His fight against drugs was far from over.
DMX's fight against drugs has influenced his personal life and career.
DMX was of great importance for the success of wealth making it a rapper. Unfortunately, his demons followed him on the way. The rapper had many professional and personal setbacks due to his drug addiction.
One of the most notorious moments in rapper history occurred in 2004. DMX broke into New's parking lot with an accomplice. The John F. Kennedy International Airport in York attempted to drive a man's car stealing while his teenage daughter is watching. He was arrested and the police found a gun, a night stick, 20 pieces of crack cocaine, oxycodone and diazepam. He was indicted and eventually accepted a plea, according to The Daily Beast . He only served six weeks in prison for the incident.
He was arrested several times over the next 10 years for parole violations and made headlines about his strange behavior. His relationship with his wife and adolescent darling suffered as a result, and eventually parted with his constant fraud and extramarital affairs coupled with his drug addiction. He declared bankruptcy in 2013 and it became explosive when his family attempted to intervene in Iyanla Fix My Life.
With the news that he takes his treatment seriously, the fans pray that the rapper can finally sober up and have a fairytale ending and serve as inspiration for others with similar battles.