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Eminem Being Treated for Sleeping Pill Addiction

Now we know why Eminem called of his European tour a couple of days ago: today publicist Dennis Dennehy said the rapper formerly known as Marshall Mathers, 32, was “in the hospital under doctors’ care” recovering from addiction to sleeping medication.

He had been due to begin the 10-date European leg of his Anger Management 3 tour — also to include 50 Cent, D-12, Lil John and the Eastside Boyz — in Hamburg, Germany, on September 1. The August 16 announcement calling off the tour said, “Eminem is currently being treated for exhaustion, complicated by other medical issues.”

Eminem addressed rumors of his imminent retirement in July, saying, “When I say I’m taking a break, I’m taking a break from my music to go in the studio and produce my other artists.”

The showbiz lifestyle, and in particular the road, can be a killer. Good thing Em — or someone near him — had enough sense to put aside plans and address the issue.

‘Cause every time I go to try to leave/ Somethin’ keeps pullin’ on my sleeve/ I don’t wanna, but I gotta stay/ These drugs really got a hold of me
“Drug Ballad” – Eminem

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