Eminem Thinks About Death "A Lot"
The rapper admits he's morbidly preoccupied with his own death...
Eminem has admitted that at times he has been morbidly preoccupied with his own death.
Talking with Vibe magazine, the rapper revealed that his previous health and addiction problems have made him obsessed with the idea of dying.
"I think about it a lot. I try not to think about it, but I do and it creeps me the f**k out," he explained.
"It creeps me out because they say that if I got to the hospital two hours later then I would be gone. I think about that a lot. When I lay in bed at night is when I think about it the most. It creeps me out man."
He added that he was devastated by the death of his 8 Mile co-star Brittany Murphy who died suddenly on 20 December 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.
"It was crazy. It's crazy. It's crazy because at one point [me and Brittany] were very close and she was a really good person. It's crazy when you see things, not just with her, but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood," he said.
Eminem went on to blame the culture of being a celebrity as part of the problem:
"It's one of those things man where you're famous, doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. 'Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?' There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are."
In other related news, Eminem and Jay-Z joined Drake on stage for the closing show of his US tour.
Drake, whose final concert was held in his hometown Toronto, was joined by the two hip-hop stars for several songs at the end of the gig.