Kim Mathers: Eminem's Ex-Wife Opens Up About Suicide Attempt

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Early in his career, Eminem made a name for himself by rapping about his love of drugs and self-destructive behavior.

The rapper (real name, Marshall Mathers) has been sober for several years now, and has admitted that his drug use nearly killed him on more than one occasion.

Sadly, many in his inner circle have not found it so easy leave their dangerous habits in the past.

Back in January, Mathers' former sister-in-law (and mother to his adopted daughter) Dawn Scott died from a heroin overdose at the age of 40.

Now, his ex-wife (and mother of his other daughter), Kim Mathers, is struggling once again with the demons that nearly claimed her life several years ago.

After learning that a pair of popular Detroit radio DJs had accused her of receiving preferential treatment following a car accident last year, Mathers called in to make a shocking confession.

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Live on the air, Mathers revealed that the accident was actually a suicide attempt, and police had sealed the records out of deference to her mental health struggles.

"There are things that go on in people's lives, and just because people think we have money that it makes us happy," Kim said.

"Yeah, I can pay bills. Yeah, I can get my kids whatever they want."

"But you lose friends. You lose family. You no one to trust, to even talk to about personal matters. That's hard."

"Yes, I drank, I took pills, and I hit the gas and aimed for a pole."

Kim goes on to tell the DJs and their audience that she was admitted to first responders on the scene that the crash was a suicide attempt.

As such, she was not arrested, but ordered to seek psychiatric counseling, which she has since done.

Needless to say, the radio hosts sound a bit sheepish after being so publicly put in their place.

Listen to the full audio from Kim's call in the clip below:

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