Eminem’s ex-wife Kim Scott was hospitalised following a suicide attempt days after she laid her mother to rest.
According to TMZ, the police said they received a phone call on July 30 reporting a suicidal person at her home in Michigan. When officers arrived, Scott was allegedly so combative and violent that she had to be restrained.
Reports said she cut herself as she had small lacerations on her legs and a fair amount of blood had spilled on the floor. Authorities reportedly rushed her to the hospital for medical and psychological evaluation, but she has since returned home to recover.
The alleged incident occurred just one week after Scott’s mother, Kathleen Sluck, died on July 23 at the age of 65. A funeral for Sluck took place at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home on July 29. It’s unclear if Sluck’s death was sudden, but according to photos posted by family members in recent months, Sluck was using a wheelchair and seen with what appears to be a hospital ID bracelet on her wrist.
Scott married her teenage sweetheart Eminem in 1999 after meeting the rapper when she was around the age of 13. However, after a long, tumultuous relationship, the two divorced in 2001. They briefly reconciled and remarried in January 2006 but split for good same year April.
Throughout the years, Scott has struggled with addiction, being arrested a handful of times for possession of illegal substances. In 2007, she told Dr. Keith Ablow on his talk show that she previously tried to take her life in 2000 after hearing Eminem perform his song “Kim” about his hate for her and beating up a blowup doll that looked like her in front of a crowd.
“Seeing the crowd’s response and everybody cheering, singing the words and laughing and it just felt like everyone was staring at me,” Scott said. “I knew that it was about me and that night I went home and I tried to commit suicide.”
In 2015, Scott claimed she intentionally rammed her car into a telephone pole after consuming alcohol and taking prescription pills. “I sat at the end of a road where I knew that no one else but myself would get hurt,” she told a radio show. “I never expected to make it out of that alive. I apologized immensely. I did not even expect to make it through that, and I told the police that I tried to do this on purpose.”
Kim’s sister, Dawn Scott, died in 2016 of a suspected heroin overdose at age 41. Following Dawn’s death, Kim wrote in an online condolence book,
“Dawn was my sweet, beautiful sister who lost her way. I kept a light lit for her hoping she’d find her way back to me. I miss her and love her more than anything I could ever say. I wish she was here so I could hug her and tell her I love her.
Half of me is gone and I will never feel whole again. She made me laugh and kept me on my toes. She was the best sister and friend in the world and I will miss her until we are together again.”