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Not Even Hospitals Are Safe from DMX

5/18/2008 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMXDMX has elevated his level of crazy yet again. The rapper is now being accused of trying to dodge a hospital bill -- by using a fake name.

In April, Mayo Clinic doctors in Arizona thought they were treating a man named Troy Jones for pneumonia. The only problem is -- the man's real name was Earl Simmons, aka DMX, who was allegedly using a fake name to get out of paying his hospital bill. Clearly all his money was tied up in his pit bull and marijuana purchases!

According to court documents obtained Friday by The Arizona Republic, DMX checked into the hospital's emergency room, complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and released eight hours later.

DMX could be charged with "theft of services" and providing the hospital with "false information including name and address for billing purposes."

His lawyer called the investigation "petty" and suggested that Sheriff Joe Arpaio had no sympathy for the sick. So far, DMX has not been charged.

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lena    

I'll be amazed if he works again as an actor, he just seems like a mean sob and a loose canon. kinda scary....

2246 days ago
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Amanda    

What happened to all of DMX's money? Didn't he make a lot for the movies he's done? Or the albums he's sold? Cave Creek can be a fairly expensive place to buy into, but Paradise Valley is a much more expensive place to buy a home. It doesn't seem like he has millions and millions tied up in his property, so what happened?

The Arizona Republic article shed some light on what may be going on. DMX and his wife have four kids, and he's had legal troubles going back many years. He was sued by American Express for failure to pay a huge bill. You add a (possible) drug problem on top of everything else, it can be easy to blow huge amounts of money.

One good choice he made was buying in Arizona. He did save a ton of money that way. If he tried to buy a really nice place next door in California, it would be much, much more expensive. But the costs of spending large amounts of money on (allegedly) drugs, guns, dog fights, and recurring legal problems, and financial difficulties will catch up with you.

Stealing treatment from a hospital? That's one I'd not heard before. It goes from bad to worse. But maybe the silver lining will be that he gets sick and tired of all these troubles and chooses to get refocused on the things that really matter, like health and family.

More celebrities are moving to Arizona for just those reasons. If Britney moved to Chandler or Lindsay moved to Tucson, their lives would instantly become more peaceful.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.


2246 days ago
18.

LSteinberg    

Is he looking to get rid of his pit-bull terrier? My nine year old pit can use a buddy.

2245 days ago
19.

Balls    

I imagine he used a fake name so media sources like this would not know he was there.

2245 days ago
20.

danny    

everyone always thinks the worst maybe he was using a fake name so it didnt end up in the paper

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