Eminem's Wife Makes Suicide Attempt

ByABC News
July 10, 2000, 12:41 PM

S T E R L I N G   H E I G H T S, Mich., July 10 -- The wife of million-sellingrapper Eminem attempted suicide at the couples suburban Detroithome, a record company executive said.

Kim Mathers tried to kill herself Friday night, said DennisDennehy, director of media and artist relations for Eminems label,Interscope Records.

Sterling Heights police said they went to the house of the27-year-old Eminem, whose legal name is Marshall B. Mathers III,about a medical emergency at 11:30 p.m. and was told that a25-year-old resident had attempted suicide.

The police department said in a news release that emergencypersonnel treated the woman, whom it did not identify, and said shewas conscious. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation andreleased, the department said. It did not say how she tried to killherself.

Legal Woes

Dennehy declined to elaborate on the circumstances.

Eminem is obviously concerned about his wifes well-being, he said. As far as anything else, its a private matter, which theyll be addressing privately.

Eminem was not home during the suicide attempt, police said. Heperformed a concert Friday night in Auburn Hills.

The Grammy-award-winning rapper is scheduled for a court hearingTuesday on assault and weapons charges, stemming from a June 4conflict outside a Warren nightclub.

He is accused of using an unloaded gun to smack a man who policesay Ms. Mathers kissed. Ms. Mathers was charged with disturbing thepeace in connection with the fight. She later said her husbandoverreacted to a friendly kiss between friends.

Eminem, also known as Slim Shady, also is awaiting trial on another weapons charge from Royal Oak.

Eminem has the No. 1 album in the country, The MarshallMathers LP.

In February, Eminem won a Grammy in the best rap album categoryfor his debut release, The Slim Shady LP, and another Grammy inthe best rap solo performance category for the albums hit singleMy Name Is.