Rapper DMX has been admitted to a Florida hospital for "fear of a stroke", according to internet reports.
The hip-hop star - real name Earl Simmons - was allegedly taken to the emergency room at a hospital in Aventura, Florida on Monday (22Sep08).
He will reportedly remain in doctors' care through his scheduled court appearance on Tuesday (23Sep08) in Arizona - where he was set to appear on charges of theft.
According to celebrity website TMZ.com, his attorney has drafted a letter to the judge on the case, detailing the rapper's condition.
DMX also faces several animal cruelty and drug possession counts in the state.