Lil Xan Out of Rehab 2 Weeks After Checking In for Drug Addiction

The rapper posted the update to Twitter over the weekend

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Lil Xan will be home for the holidays.

Two weeks after he checked himself into rehab to get treatment for his drug addiction, the 22-year-old rapper says that he is headed home and clean.

“Out And Sober,” he tweeted over the weekend, along with a broken heart emoji and an emoji of praying hands.

Lil Xan, whose real name is Diego Leanos, also updated his Instagram bio, writing: “IM BACK ! 💔 STAY SAFE BE SAFE ! 💔 SOBER 🙏”

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Lil Xan’s tweet. Twitter

Just after Lil Xan left rehab, he had some troubles with law enforcement. While visiting Palm Springs over the weekend, the rapper was approached by police for playing his music outside.

“not a gated community just playing music at 10 having a good sunday lol cops came with hands on [their] guns asking me to put my hands where i can see them and i did,” he wrote on Instagram alongside two videos of the encounter with the cop.

The city has a strict rule that prevents vacation rentals and Airbnbs “from having amplified sound outdoors at any time,” according to Go Relax Palm Springs.

“Detained for no reason and these cops profiled me for the way i look, Anyone who thinks wants to say i’m not sober can think that but i’m Completely sober and was acting very calm… Just gonna leave this video here ! everyone have a good day tho 💔 witsooooomuchluvvvvv!” he added.

Lil Xan was not arrested, however, he was ejected from his Airbnb.

The rapper was inspired to try to get sober after the death of his friend Mac Miller, who died of an accidental overdose.

With his rehab stint behind him, Lil Xan will now likely focus on his tribute album to Miller — titled Be Safe, the last words the rapper told Lil Xan before his death, according to Billboard — and will gear up to headline a European tour from Feb. 26-March 27.

Lil Xan also revealed his post-rehab plans to change his artist name to Diego before going in for treatment. So far, his Instagram name has already been changed to “💔🇲🇽DIEGO🇲🇽💔HEARTBREAKSOLDIER💔”

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Lil Xan’s Instagram bio. Lil Xan/Instagram

On Nov. 15, Lil Xan opened up in a since-deleted Instagram post that he was planning to enter a rehab facility to get his drug addiction in check.

“I just dropped out of SoundCloud Uni to go to rehab, I leave in like five days And I couldn’t be happier with this choice I love you guys for being so supportive and can’t wait to get back clean headed ready to finish my album,” Lil Xan said, according to Billboard.

Speaking with TMZ shortly after making the decision, Lil Xan explained that Miller’s tragic death ultimately pushed him to seek professional treatment. The 26-year-old rapper died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol on Sept. 7. His death was ruled as an accident due to mixed drug toxicity.

“Mac Miller hit too close to home,” he told the outlet. “I know we both struggle with the same problems and stuff, and I just feel like it’s time to get better.”

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He went on to explain that he was heavily using painkiller hydrocodone, though his drug usage wasn’t nearly as bad as it’s been in the past.

“Basically, a lot of opioids,” he revealed in the interview. “I’ve been way worse in the past. I’ve been 10 times worse than what I am now. I want to do rehab so I can get over this last little hump, so I can finally be back to Diego.”

It wasn’t until earlier this month, however, that Lil Xan was able to finally enter the rehab facility, after his move-in date was postponed because of room availability.

“This sweet angel of mine officially entered rehab this morning,” Lil Xan’s girlfriend, Annie Smith, began the post, which has since been deleted from his page. “I’m sorry for all the confusion circulating about Diego leaving for rehab. It’s a tricky thing since people are coming in and out of the facility so often that rooms end up getting switched around and dates can be pushed back.”

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“I’m so beyond proud of this precious boy for being the strongest person I know and for wanting to live a better life,” Annie continued. “Please keep him in your prayers, he is doing his best right now to find peace with himself. We love you all so much, and we appreciate all of the support 💔 I love him beyond words and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our family. xanarchy family”

Shortly after, Annie posted another update for the rapper’s fans.

“Diego was just admitted into his first treatment. He loves each and every one of you sending good wishes and prayers to him,” she wrote. “We thank you all so very much for all of the love and support you are sending his way. He will be back soon, with another top 10 album 💔💔💔 we love you all xanarchy family !”

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The rehab appearance and tribute album are just two of the ways Lil Xan has recently paid tribute to Miller.

He also debuted a face tattoo in honor of his friend, which lines the top edge of his right eyebrow and reads “Memento Mori.” The Latin phrase translates to “Remember that you will die.”

“MOMENTO MORI 💔,” Lil Xan captioned the close-up shot posted to Instagram in September. “Miss you Mac, y’all can start hating me now.”

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