During this difficult time, we have witnessed dozens of kind gestures from people who want to show their appreciation for the efforts of healthcare workers. One of these people is rapper Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. The musician has shown his respect by donating food to a hospital in Detroit, United States.
At least it seems that way, because Slim Shady – his alter ego – has not said anything about it, but everything indicates that it was him, because the hospital arrived with “Spaghetti of mom” boats, a phrase that has been mentioned in the lyrics of his success 2002 Lose Yourself and which is also the name of a restaurant that Mathers opened in 2017 in Detroit.
A Twitter user shared the photos showing the spaghetti pots and logo on the side, proving that Slim Shady cares about front-line workers.
Eminem donated cups of spaghetti to health care workers at DMC Hospital in Detroit tonight.
This amazing gesture comes after Eminem, 47, celebrated 12 years of being sober, an achievement he shared with his fans through social media.
Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.
The artist has been open about his battles against addiction in the past, revealing that he took as many as 30 pills of Vicodin (or hydrocodone, an opioid that treats severe pain) per day, as well as between 40 and 60 pills of Valium ( or diazepam, a benzodiazepine that serves as a pain reliever.)
During the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs, Eminem said: “I don’t know exactly where it started to be a problem. I just remember that I liked it more and more.” Slim explained that he did not believe that taking prescription pills put him in the addict category.
Eminem hit rock bottom in 2007 when he overdosed on methadone, and an opioid used to help people stop using other types of opioids, such as heroin.
Speaking to MTV about the horrible experience, he said: “The doctors told me that he had made the equivalent of four bags of heroin … If he had arrived at the hospital about two hours later, he would have died. My organs were shutting. My liver, kidneys, everything. They would have to put me on dialysis. They didn’t think I would make it. “
Undoubtedly, his heartbreaking experience made him change his ways, he focused again on his music and, apparently, on helping others in whatever way he can.