Two days after canceling his European tour citing "exhaustion," Eminem has confirmed through his publicist that he is in drug rehabilitation.
Eminem "is in the hospital under doctors' care," Interscope Records spokesman Dennis Dennehy said in a brief statement Thursday. "He is being treated for dependency on sleep medication."
No further details were released. However, Star magazine reported that the rapper, accompanined by two bodyguards, had checked in to a facility in his native Michigan on Tuesday.
That was the same day Dennehy released a statement announcing the cancellation of the 10-date European leg of the rapper's Anger Management 3 tour. At the time, Dennehy would only say the 32-year-old performer nixed the trip due to "exhaustion, complicated by other medical issues" and that he was being treated for the undisclosed maladies.
Eminem has rapped about the wonders of LSD, has reportedly popped Ecstasy and even sports a Vicodin tattoo on his left arm, but he had claimed to have reformed his bad-boy lifestyle over the past few years.
His European sojourn was set to kick off Sept. 1 in Hamburg and wrap Sept. 17 in Dublin. The dates won't likely be rescheduled.
Eminem had finished the U.S. run of the tour, which also featured 50 Cent, Lil Jon and members of the G-Unit crew, Aug. 13 in his hometown of Detroit.
Source: E! Online