DMX Hospitalized In Florida, Misses Arizona Court Date

Rapper rushed to the emergency room over the weekend for 'fear of a stroke,' TMZ reports.

DMX was rushed to the emergency room of a South Florida hospital on Sunday morning, for what an unidentified source told was "fear of a stroke."

The rapper's lawyer told MTV News on Tuesday that X (born Earl Simmons) had fallen ill, but Charles Kozelka said he could not give out any specific information on his client's condition.

"I don't know the cause, but I know that he's still hospitalized and that they've admitted him and won't be releasing him for a couple more days," said Kozelka, the public defender who has been assigned to DMX's multiple court cases in Arizona.

DMX, who has been free on $25,000 bond since being [article id="1594663"]extradited from Florida to Arizona[/article] on September 11, was legally free to travel to Florida, Kozelka said. He was due in court Tuesday (September 23) for an initial appearance in his case tied to a bench warrant that was issued in Arizona after [article id="1592666"]X missed a court date there in August[/article]. Kozelka said that date has now been pushed back until Monday, and he is under the assumption that X will be well enough to attend court on that day.

DMX's management could not be reached at press time for additional information on his condition.