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 extradited from Florida to Arizona 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 X missed a court date there in August . 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.