In a very positive update, a lawyer for DMX says he is once again clean and sober--the news comes just about three weeks after the rapper entered rehab.

According to TMZ, X's lawyer Murray Richman told them that the Yonkers spitter is back to a healthy weight after gaining 40 pounds. Murray says he was emaciated when he began treatment back in late August.

Murray says X's course of treatment is complete; however, he's advising the rapper to stay an additional 30 days at the New England facility because he's responded so well to the program.

The additional time is not mandatory, though, and DMX is free to come and go as he pleases; he's reportedly been taking day trips into a nearby town accompanied by a friend.

Things are not all roses for the Ruff Ryder; he's still in deep with the IRS. Back in July he was hit with tax evasion charges totaling $1.7 million and faces up to 44 years behind bars if convicted on all 14 counts of tax evasion.

Richman tells TMZ that they'll cross that bridge when they come to it--for now, they're focusing on keeping DMX healthy. He also says that there's a possibility of X going on tour at some point in the future.