Rapper suffering from depression over death of pal Proof
Eminems spokesman has confirmed that the rapper is suffering from depression following the murder of close friend Proof.
Its been an incredibly tough year for Em so far. Proof - his childhood pal and fellow D12 bandmate - was shot dead in April, and his second marriage to estranged wife Kim broke down after only a matter of months.
Spokesman Dennis Dennehy said: "Obviously, he's grieving. He is depressed as anyone would be if they lost someone that close. He had announced he was taking time off before this happened. It's his downtime." He added that Eminem has not resorted to using anti-depressants.