(AllHipHop News) Eminem’s ex-wife Kim Mathers has confessed she tried to commit suicide by crashing her car while driving under the influence.
The mother of Eminem’s 20-year-old daughter Hailie came clean about her 2015 accident in Macomb County in Detroit, Michigan during a phone interview on local radio show Mojo in the Morning on Wednesday.
During the chat, she explained why court documents relating to the crash had been sealed, insisting it wasn’t due to preferential treatment, and was simply because the papers contained medical information about her attempted suicide.
The 41-year-old claimed she planned her crash carefully so there would be no other victims, and revealed she mixed alcohol and drugs before getting behind the wheel of her Cadillac Escalade Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
“I sat at the end of a road where I knew that no one else but myself would get hurt,” she explained. “Yes, I drank, I took pills, and I hit the gas and aimed for a pole.”
When she realized her plan to end her life had failed, Mathers found herself apologizing “immensely” to paramedics who had been called to her aid.
She continued, “That’s why those records were sealed. There was medical information in there. It had nothing to do with the rest of the case… After I realised how much drama it was causing, I willingly unsealed the files so that everybody can know my personal business, yet again.”
Mathers, who has previously battled substance abuse issues, did not go into detail about what prompted her suicide bid, but revealed she is currently receiving treatment for her personal troubles.
She suffered a setback following the death of her twin sister, Dawn Scott, in January, but she has heaped praise on Eminem for supporting her through her tough time.
“He’s been real supportive,” she said of her ex. “We’re really close friends. We’re just trying to raise our kids together and make it as normal for them as possible.”
Mathers is also mom to a 14-year-old called Whitney, who Eminem formally adopted.
He also previously became the legal guardian of Scott’s daughter, Alaina, who is now 23.
Eminem, who famously targeted Mathers in the lyrics of his early hits, has yet to comment on his ex’s accident or health struggles.
The former couple was married twice, from 1999 to 2001, and for several months in 2006.