Dmx Faces Lawsuit For Alleged Failure To Pay Hospital Bill
Rapper DMX is facing more legal woes, after doctors in Arizona accused the star of using a fake name to avoid paying a hospital bill.
The Lose My Mind hitmaker - real name Earl Simmons - reportedly sought treatment for pneumonia in April (08) at Mayo Clinic's emergency room under the name Troy Jones.
According to state court documents obtained by website TMZ.com, the rapper checked into the medical facility complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. He was then diagnosed and released eight hours later.
And now the 37-year-old star could face charges including theft of services and providing the hospital with false information, including name and address for billing purposes.
However, the website reports Simmons' lawyer has brushed off the allegations, calling the investigation "petty".
DMX is no stranger to the law - just last week (16May08), the rapper pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty and drug possession following an arrest at his Arizona home on 9 May (08).