More Than 190K People Like DMX's Sobering News

Rapper has entered rehab
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2019 3:33 PM CDT
DMX's Team Announces He's 'Putting Sobriety First'
In this August 2017 photo, DMX, the rapper also known as Earl Simmons, smokes a cigarette after leaving Manhattan federal court in New York following an appearance in his tax fraud case.   (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

(Newser) – DMX fans in Memphis and New York didn't get their fill of the rapper over the weekend as planned, reports CNN. The 48-year-old's team announced Saturday on his Instagram account that DMX had decided to enter rehab and apologized for being a no-show. The brief statement notes that "in his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility." The post has more than 190,000 likes as of this writing. Billboard notes DMX was last in rehab in 2017. (Metallica's tour got put on hold last month over rehab as well.)

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