DMX Checks Into Rehab, Says House Arrest Wasn’t Working

DMX has checked into a rehab facility and is no longer on house arrest.

The 46-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, will finish his sentencing for tax evasion at a substance abuse facility in New England, TMZ reports.

‘House arrest wasn’t working for me, so I made the decision to do something positive and better for myself,’ X said on Wednesday.

Back in July, X was hit with tax evasion charges of $1.7 million. After spending a night in jail, he was sentenced to house arrest after failing four drug tests.

X’s manager Pat Gallo tells TMZ the rap legend is making “great progress” while working with his recovery coach, Joseph Griffin. As part of his treatment, he and his rehab group recently took a community outreach trip to a firehouse.