DMX Rep Denies 'Rehab' Reports; Prison Release Postponed

AllHipHop Staff

A representative for imprisoned Hip-Hop star DMX has shot down reports that he will be starring in the upcoming season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew.

Reports hit the Internet that DMX, born Earl Simmons, would be starring in the third season of the series with addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinksy.

“Several media outlets have reported that my client Earl Simmons, aka DMX has signed on to appear in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab reality show,” DMX’s publicist Pam Pinnock told “These reports are false and Mr. Simmons has not greed to appear in any reality show. Mr. Simmons is currently serving a 90 day jail sentence at Tent City Jail in Arizona.”

The rapper has a well known history of drug use, petty arrests and run-ins with the laws.

Currently, DMX, 38, is serving the 90-day jail term after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft, drug possession and animal cruelty.

He also ran into trouble in jail, when he allegedly refused to complete work assignments and medical treatment.

While incarcerated, he was also charged with suspicion of aggravated assault, after he reportedly through a dinner tray at a corrections officer.

DMX was scheduled to be released from prison on April 30, but that release date has been postponed.

“He [DMX] has expressed great appreciation to the overwhelming amount of support he has received from his fans during this difficult time,” Pinnock told “He would like his fans to know that he is taking this time to focus on his personal as well as spiritual growth, and is looking forward to being released soon.”