Eminem is giving back to the healthcare workers in Detroit by donating food to them as they work long shifts during COVID-19.
The “Godzilla” rapper donated cups of spaghetti to the staff at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital posted a photo of the spaghetti they received from Em and thanked him for his help.
“Our #HealthcareHeroes ‘lost themselves’ in the delicious Mom’s Spaghetti donated by Detroit’s very own, @eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members!” the post reads.
The “Mom’s Spaghetti” name references lyrics from Em’s hit song “Lose Yourself.” In the song, the Detroit native raps, “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy/ There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti/ He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready/ To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’.”
In 2017, the MC opened up a three-day Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up shop in his hometown. The location featured exclusive merchandise and signature dishes inspired by his role in 8 Mile.
The Music To Be Murdered By rapper recently celebrated his 12th year of sobriety.
“Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid,” he wrote as an Instagram caption under a photo of his sobriety coin.
In a 2009 interview with Vibe magazine, Em opened up about his road to recovery.
“It’s no secret I had a drug problem,” he said. “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.”
After detoxing, he suffered a knee injury that required surgery. Because of his past drug abuse, he was not given painkillers.
“I started looking around my house to see if I had a stash box of Vicodin,” Em said. “I’m ransacking my house, finally find something in the basement, in a little napkin, seven and a half Vicodin — the big extra strength ones — and a few Valium.”
Following another relapse, he checked himself into a 12-step program. He officially became sober on April 20, 2008.
Check out photos of the food donation below.