EMIMEM is the latest celebrity to be the subject of a death hoax online after #RIPEminem began trending on Twitter yesterday.
The rapper's shocked fans took to social media to share their worry following a disturbing tweet from a fan, which has now been deleted.
Concerns for the Grammy-award winner, 47, initially began yesterday after a Twitter user – whose account has since been suspended – wrote: "I have killed Eminem".
In light of the post, Twitter users appeared to panic as "#RIPEminem" started trending, leaving many fearing the worst.
A worried fan penned: "Me checking twitter to make sure Eminem is okay #ripeminem."
"BRUH I THOUGHT EMINEM ACTUALLY DIED CAUSE IT’S 2020 AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BUT IT’S JUST YALL PLAYING TOO MUCH AGAIN #ripeminem," another remarked.
While a third shared: "why is #ripeminem trending he is alive stop doing this it's 2020 aka the worst year of all time."
However, it seems that the hitmaker is alive as he or his team haven't released anything about his health so far.
This isn't the first time fans have thought Eminem was dead after some were convinced that he died in car crash in 2007 and music bosses replaced him with a cyborg.
Fans are convinced the lyrics in his 2014 track Cinderella Man confirms this when he raps: "That boy's hot enough to melt hell, burn Satan too/ Fry his ass and put his ashes back together with glue.
"This game couldn't afford to lose him/ how about you?"
In April, the acclaimed rapper celebrated being 12 years sober and shared a picture of his sobriety coin.
He captioned the picture on Twitter: "Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid."
The real Slim Shady – who has been open about his years of addiction – has marked the date each year with a similar photo.
He ended his years of drug abuse on April 20, 2008.
The rapper, who is currently isolating at his mansion in Detroit, MI with his daughter Hailie, was addicted to prescription pills Vicodin – he even had a tablet tattooed on his left arm, Valium and Ambien
The following year, after a five-year hiatus at the peak of his career, a period that included a 2007 methadone overdose, the rapper released the album Relapse, his first attempt at recording after getting clean.
In 2010, Eminem took another leap forward with the companion album Recovery.
"It's no secret I had a drug problem," he told Vibe magazine in 2009. "If I was to give you a number of Vicodin I would actually take in a day? Anywhere between 10 to 20. Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don't even know what I was taking."
Eminem went to rehab in 2005 to get treatment for his addiction to sleeping pills.
But in 2007, he spiraled out of control again and was hospitalized for a methadone overdose.
It wasn't until 2008 that Eminem decided he wasn't about to lose himself to drugs.
According to the New York Times, he checked himself into rehab early that year and started the full 12-step program of a recovering addict.
Now, 12 years sober, Eminem remain closer to his daughter, Hailie Jade Scott Mathers, 24, more than ever before.
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