Eminem is recovering from a bout with pneumonia that sent him to the hospital. “Over the holidays, Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, was under doctor’s care at a Detroit-area hospital for complications due to pneumonia,” the rapper’s publicist, Dennis Dennehy, said Tuesday. “He has since been released and is doing well recovering at home.” Eminem’s illness first was reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.
Eminem, 35, rose to stardom thanks to a number of best-selling CDs, personal lyrics and a starring role in the hit 2002 film “8 Mile.”
He has won Grammys, including best rap album for “The Slim Shady LP,” “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show,” as well as an Oscar for the song “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile.”