It's claimed he's also got a serious heart condition...
Scott Colothan

16:34 8th January 2008

Eminem was rushed into hospital in Detroit over the Christmas break and was treated for a ‘serious heart condition’ and ‘severe pneumonia’, a report claims.

The controversial rapper’s weight is believed to have ballooned to 200lbs (14 and a half stones) in recent months, which has not helped his condition.

TMZ claims that Em – real name Marshall Mathers – has since been discharged from hospital and is now at home recuperating.

A Eminem representative tells the site: "Over the holidays, Marshall Mathers, pka Eminem, was under doctor's care at a Detroit-area hospital for complications due to pneumonia. He has since been released and is doing well recovering at home."

No other details have emerged about the reported hospitalisation.

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