Eminem's Castle is sorry to kids
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 December 2017
Eminem admits the track 'Castle' on new album 'Revival' is a recreation of the overdose he suffered in 2007, and his way of trying to say sorry to his kids for not being there for them
Eminem says the track 'Castle' on his new album is a message to his children about his regret for missing Christmas when he overdosed.
The 'Walk On Water' rapper, whose 21-year-old daughter Hailie's birthday is on Christmas Day, was hospitalised in December 2007 after suffering a severe methadone overdose which doctors say almost killed him, and he has admitted it was a "rough" time.
Eminem revealed on his SiriusXM Shade45 channel: "The 'Castle' song basically takes place in 2007, which leads to the overdose, which leads to Christmas and her birthday and me missing that because I was in the hospital. Me not being there for my kids for Christmas was rough."
The 45-year-old hip hop star - who also has custody of Hailie's cousins Alaina and Whitney and his younger half-brother Nathan - admitted the track on new album 'Revival' is a recreation of his overdose experience.
He told Billboard: "And if you listen to 'Castle' all the way through, you hear me taking pills and falling; that was the re-creation of me falling in the bathroom and then waking up in the hospital and not knowing what the f**k was going on. I had tubes in me, I was angry and I couldn't talk at all."
The 'Love The Way You Lie' hitmaker also revealed he is still considering the possibility of a 'Revival' tour.
Eminem said: "I don't know - possibly. Who knows? It's something that's being thought about. It's not a 'no' right now, let's just say that. It is possible."
The rapper launched his new album earler this month with a pop-up spaghetti shop, Mom's Spaghetti, in his hometown of Detroit, paying tribute to a popular internet meme based on his track 'Lose Yourself'.
Referencing a lyric from the powerful call to arms, featured in his 2002 movie '8 Mile', he tweeted: "Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up. Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more. (sic)"
The album features a number of collaborations, including Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pink and Alicia Keys.