News: DMX Barks His Way Into Mental-Health Facility, Visitors Restricted

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 8:58AM

Written by Biz Jones

Incarcerated rapper DMX was reportedly moved into a mental-health facility within an Arizona State Prison Complex and will not be able to see visitors for a month.

Details on the troubled rapper's current predicament landed online Monday (December 27) evening.

?Rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is housed in a mental-health unit at an Arizona State Prison Complex facility called Alhambra near 25th street and Van Buren. At his sentencing, Judge Christine Mulleneaux told him she believes he has "an undiagnosed mental condition," possibly bi-polar disorder. Arizona Department of Corrections files confirm that DMX was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at Alhambra on December 20. According to Walker, he will not be allowed to have visitors for 30 days. (Phoenix New Times)

X's ex-wife Tashera Simmons recently spoke on the rapper's Arizona arrest for a probation violation.

"He only had three weeks left [of probation], and they set him up," Mrs. Simmons said. "Because he was in a rehab that they put him in because he was driving dirty, and they gave him permission to go do a show. How do you give someone that's supposed to be in a rehab permission to do a show? It was a set-up, and then X, I can't even believe that he even took a drink knowing the situation." (Street Disciplez Radio)

X was sentenced to a year behind bars in an Arizona courtroom earlier this month.

DMX, who was arrested for a probation violation in Arizona last month, was sentenced to a year in prison on the charge this morning -- his sixth stint behind bars in the state. The MC said late last month that a sip of alcohol during one of his concerts led to his arrest on multiple charges, including probation violation, failure to submit to drug testing and several drug charges. (Rolling Stone)

Around late November, X spoke on his arrest and denied using any illegal drugs.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was temporarily released from a substance abuse program to perform at a concert in Scottsdale, Ariz. The New York native consumed alcohol during the event, an act that landed him in handcuffs. "I shouldn't have done it," DMX says. "I wasn't done with the program. They let me out to do the show. I should have protected myself better." Despite his abundant run-ins with the law, DMX remains optimistic about what's to come. "It's rare that I get fair treatment..." he reveals. "It's love or hate. I'm gonna get through this. Thank you for the support and love, I won't let you down." (The Boom Box)

Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on DMX down below:

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