Rapper DMX has appeared in court in Arizona on theft charges after he missed a previous appearance due to illness.
The star was hospitalised in Florida last week (22Sep08) for symptoms reportedly associated with a stroke.
And his hospital stay forced him to miss a hearing in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday (23Sep08) - where he was set to appear on charges of theft - leading the judge overseeing the case to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.
But the rapper was back in court on Monday (29Sep08) for a brief hearing, during which the judge ordered him to appear for a status conference on 7 October (08), according to AllHipHop.com.
DMX also faces several animal cruelty, traffic violation and drug possession counts in the state.