DMX Drops Out Of Show In Miami As Rehab Continues
by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) Embattled hip-hop star DMX has pulled out of an upcoming concert in Miami, Florida to focus on his rehab stay.
The “Party Up (Up In Here)” hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, voluntarily entered a treatment centre in Southern California on April 27, two days after cancelling a gig in Santa Ana due to a “medical emergency,” and postponing two other scheduled shows that week.
Now DMX has also withdrawn from the line-up of the Boom Bap Allstars show in Miami on May 13, so he can continue seeking professional help in rehab.
“We are strong supporters of DMX and we are all pulling for him to get better and come back stronger than before,” reads a statement issued by Johann Torres, CEO of event organizers DNA Entertainment.
The gig, which celebrates old school rap artists, will still feature sets by the likes of Raekwon, M.O.P., Jadakiss, Jeru the Damaja and Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
DMX, 46, has yet to comment on the exact nature of his personal troubles, but he has previously struggled with drug addiction.
When the news of his latest rehab stay first hit headlines last month, his manager Pat Gallo simply confirmed the star would be taking time off to “focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer”.
Gallo added, “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.”