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Eminem: Recovery

Pete Paphides, The Times, 19 June 2010

AS DECLARATIONS OF INTENT go, there are few less stirring than Eminem's when asked last year why he had cut short his retirement with Relapse. Having acquired an addiction to prescription drugs (and an extra 2st), the former Slim Shady explained: "I got bored just sitting around." Relapse was, at best, an uncomfortable display. "If you think that's bad, you should hear the rest of my album," he rhymed on 'We Made You'. Those who took him up on the offer rather wished that we hadn't. His desire to perform exceeded his fitness to do so.

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