Eminem’s looks questioned

WASHINGTON –Is the Real Slim Shady, a.k.a Eminem, a.k.a Marshall Mathers,

One might not want to believe it, but youthful rappers and teenage celebrities
get old, too.

But the media wants to know if drugs — Mathers has acknowledged
hitting bottom
with pill addiction in the past — have ravaged the looks of the “previously
baby-faced lyricist,” who reportedly looked thin, gaunt and pale in a recent
appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s Innovator of the Year awards on

In a documentary, How to Make Money Selling Drugs, released last year, Eminem
revealed that he almost died from a pill addiction he developed during the
filming of his breakthrough semi-autobiographical film, “8 Mile” in 2002. He
relapsed after a hospital stay but after a long recovery, is reportedly
free. Matters is now 42.

More in a HuffPost Live video

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on the
WTOP Facebook page.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up