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DMX Gets Jail, But It's Dr. Drew to the Rescue

3/16/2010 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMX was just sentenced to six months in jail for violating his probation -- but rehab could save him from doing hard time.

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DMX admitted to five separate probation violations -- the result of using illegal drugs.

During the hearing, a rep from the Pasadena Recovery Center gave the judge a letter from Dr. Drew Pinsky, asking permission to treat X at his facility ... in lieu of jail.

The judge seemed open to sending X to the PRC.


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billy buck    

Hey. I don't know who on earth DMX is. BTW, the first thing that I thought when I saw his name was BMX. If my memory serves me correctly, that was a kind of bicycle.

Dr. Drew is a good man. Go do it DMX. Be good!

1578 days ago
17.

becky    

I thank Dr. Drew for trying to put a dent into the celebrity supporting the drug kings of the world... but there are soooo many in the industries who need him, I'm just afraid there is not enough to go around... as soon as he thinks he has one out... back again they come!

1578 days ago
18.

Jonathan    

Broadcast Your Dreams like DMX at http://www.yourlifebox.com

DMX is slipping, falling and he can't get up. But he will one day he is a leader!

1578 days ago
19.

Andie    

Oh yeah, blames his felonies on the drugs, LOL. Like Tiger blaming cheating on vicodin, LMAO.

1578 days ago
20.

uh?    

One only has to read the "doctor's" peer reviews. As someone already mentioned, it's all about money. Every time a junkie gets caught, he/she buys their way into rehab and not only is all forgiven, he/she becomes a hero. I don't care what anyone says, "once a junkie, always a junkie". Our justice system is a joke.

1578 days ago
21.

shannon853    

first jail, THEN require rehab.

1578 days ago
22.

Rather be an Athiest    

DMX doesn't deserve it.

1578 days ago
23.

Heene    

Has this guy done anything bad besides put CIA imported drugs into his body?

Who gives a f-word.

1578 days ago
24.

Darlene    

Darn drugs!!!!!

1578 days ago
25.

Henchy    

He should at least do 3 months..no special treatment..if the average citizen committed the same crime - they'd be screwed..Dr. Drew - let him a little more bottom..it would be good for him...celeb whore.

1578 days ago
26.

Debbie Jo    

Dr. Dru, you are a true putz, this guy is nothing more than a thug, save your talent for people who deserve it

1578 days ago
27.

jenn    

Come on Dr Drew, I love the show but that is just what you need another rapper thinking he can get away with anything, you cannot help him, guess his whole b/s game about God when DMX's show was on was for the camera, let him OD, just another talent wasted if you call it talent. I call it stupid

1578 days ago
28.

King    

Don't you people know about Wikipedia?

"As a medical doctor, Pinsky is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Medical Director for the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, staff member at Huntington Memorial Hospital, and a private practitioner.

"He majored in biology at Amherst College, graduating in 1980,and earned his M.D. at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1984. He served his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital and became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and eventually moved into private practice."

1578 days ago
29.

tim    

this is whats wrong with celebs when they finally get a reality check.bam here comes someone to save the day as usual.the guy needs jail time to be away from being able to get dope at will.let along being at club med.

1578 days ago
30.

Jill Goessling    

Another fine up standing citizen. Keep his ass in jail.
Forget about Dr. Drew.

1578 days ago
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