EMINEM SWEARS HE HAS RARE ILLNESS

A tabloid claims the star's "attacks of rage" are due to the rare illness...

EMINEM has claimed to be suffering from TOURETTE’S SYNDROME.

According to this morning’s The Star newspaper (June 20), the rapper said that his “attacks of rage” come about from the rare illness – the symptoms of which include involuntary facial movements, and, in more extreme cases, patients may also shout swear words.

Eminem said: “I’m a really nice person and my so called attacks of rage are a symptom of so-called Tourette’s Syndrome…

“When I record it suddenly takes over. I want to say ‘bird’ or ‘bee’ but suddenly I hear words like ‘fuck’ or ‘shit’ or ‘I’ll strangle your mother’ coming out.”

Eminem returns to the UK in the summer for an appearance at this year’s Carling Weekend festivals in Reading and Leeds over the weekend of August 24-26.

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