Exclusive: DMX Checks In W/ The Doctor, "[People] Rarely Get To See Earl Simmons"
Friday, Nov 4, 2011 5:45PM
Looking to help steer a troubled teen back into the right direction, SOHH has exclusively learned rap star DMX is headed to celebrity doctor Dr. Drew's "Lifechangers" show next week to help provide his guidance to those in need.
X's publicist Domenick Nati explained his client's decision to get involved with the show.
"I am very excited about this show. Everybody knows DMX the artist and performer but his fans rarely get to see Earl Simmons," Nati told SOHH via statement. "When Earl was asked to try to help a troubled teen he was insistent that everything be "real". He didn't want anything scripted, he just wanted to speak from the heart. I haven't seen the final cut but I hope that the world gets a glimpse of how genuine DMX really is." (SOHH)
Nati also provided SOHH press details on what we can expect from next week's show.
DMX is now using his success story to help others. X was called upon by Dr. Drew to keep a Los Angeles teen from joining his brothers in jail. "The Dog" accomplishes this with a heavy dose of real talk, and by showing him how he can substitute a future in the slammer with a freedom in the studio. But before X can help this troubled teen he first helps himself by sitting down with Dr. Drew and discussing his past life of crime and substance abuse. The show is called "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" and it airs on Wednesday November 9th on the CW at 3:00pm. (Press Release)
A few weeks ago, DMX revealed kicking his cocaine habit.
DMX tells TMZ, he has finally kicked the drug addictions that kept him behind bars for years -- and he has his children to thank. X tells us, coke was his greatest demon after his latest prison release in July -- "Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail. I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go." The rapper -- real name Earl Simmons -- says God also helped him through ... telling us, "I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive." (TMZ)
"Lifechangers" is a new daily show featured on The CW Network.
Sometimes, it's making simple changes in your life than can help you get un-stuck. That's what leads to transformation. "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" will provide a simple, practical road map to help you turn your life around. This innovative new daily TV talk show will be hosted by Board Certified Internist and Relationship Expert Dr. Drew Pinsky. (LCTV)
Check out Dr. Drew's "Lifechangers" preview below: