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Eminem Donates 'Mom's Spaghetti' To Frontline Care Workers

Dominic Smithers

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Eminem Donates 'Mom's Spaghetti' To Frontline Care Workers

During this pretty extraordinary time, we have witnessed dozens of kind gestures from people wanting to show their appreciation for the incredibly brave efforts of front line workers.

And now Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - has shown his respect by donating some of 'Mom's Spaghetti' to DMC Hospital healthcare workers in Detroit.

At least, it appears as though he has; we haven't had any official word from Slim as to whether he actually has made the generous donation.

It comes as photos were posted on social media by someone claiming he had sent the food to emergency staff at the hospital this week.


A Twitter user going by the name Riley Taugor shared two snaps showing tubs of spaghetti with the Mom's Spaghetti logo on the side.

The caption read: "Eminem Donated Spaghetti Cups to DMC Hospital Healthcare Workers in Detroit Tonight."

'Mom's Spaghetti' is a reference to a lyric in Eminem's 2002 single 'Lose Yourself', in which he raps: "His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy / There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti."


In 2017, Mathers opened a Mom's Spaghetti pop-up restaurant in Detroit.

This new gesture comes after the the 47-year-old celebrated 12 years of being sober.

Taking to Twitter to announce the achievement, Eminem wrote: "Clean dozen, in the books! I'm not afraid."

The artist has been open about his battles with addiction in the past, revealing he was once taking up to 30 Vicodin (an opioid that treats severe pain) a day as well as 'anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium' (a benzodiazepine that can help people be calm).


During the documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Eminem said: "I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more."

Slim explained how he didn't believe taking prescription pills put him in the category of being an addict.

He added: "People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, 'Get that f***ing person outta here.' I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not out there f***ing putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack."

Eminem has yet to respond to reports of the donation. Credit: PA
Eminem has yet to respond to reports of the donation. Credit: PA

The artist developed insomnia in the early '00s during the production of 8 Mile when he was working 16 hour days.

A friend introduced him to Ambien (a medication used to help people sleep), which acted as a gateway to other prescription pills.

Eminem hit rock bottom in 2007 when he overdosed on methadone - an opioid used to help wean people off other opioids like heroin.

Speaking to MTV about the horrific experience, he said: "The doctors told me I'd done the equivalent of four bags of heroin... Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died.


"My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything.

"They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death."

LADbible has contacted Eminem's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/RileyTaugor

Topics: Interesting, Coronavirus, US News, Health

Dominic Smithers
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