Rapper DMX left the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, today (March 9), but his legal troubles aren't over. The performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, hobbled out of the jail o

Rapper DMX left the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, today (March 9), but his legal troubles aren't over. The performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, hobbled out of the jail on crutches, saying a guard assaulted him during a cell inspection Wednesday. Simmons spent 11 days in the jail for driving without a license.

His lawyer, Mark Mahoney, said the guard threw Simmons' Bible during the inspection and when Simmons turned around, the guard put him on the ground, injuring his knee and back.

Simmons planned to fly to New York City tonight for the evening premiere of the movie ''Exit Wounds,'' in which he co-stars with Steven Seagal.

He is to return to western New York Wednesday (March 14) to answer a contempt charge stemming from his failure to show up on time to begin his jail term. He also faces an assault charge for allegedly throwing a food tray at two guards while in the jail. If convicted of assault, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Simmons was arrested in Cheektowaga, a suburb of Buffalo, last year after being pulled over for speeding a few hours after performing a concert in Buffalo. Officers later found marijuana in his car.

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