Suicide is not a singular event — rather, it’s the culmination of many factors, some of them internal, some of them external. This past October, Kim Mathers — Eminem‘s ex-wife — was reported as being involved in an accident while driving under the influence, but, as she stated in a radio interview with Detroit’s Mojo in the Morning this week, the accident was intentional.
I [sat] at the end of a road where I knew that no one else but myself would get hurt. Yes, I drank. I took pills and I hit the gas and aimed for a pole. What wasn’t played in those interviews was that I apologized immensely. I did not even expect to make it through that and told them that I tried to do this on purpose. I’m so sorry. I never lied to [first responders]. I told them everything that I did and they said I was in my right state of mind. Why did they try to petition me to go to into a psychiatric hospital if I wasn’t willing to go willingly?
Mathers also went on to debunk the notion that she is getting preferential treatment because of who she is.
Our family has never gotten [preferential] treatment or whatever in any court case that we’ve had. It’s been all over the news. Everything that we’ve ever done has been public and the reason that I’m upset is because all of those tapes, the recordings from that accident, were not played. I have been clean for 10 years. There are things that go on in people’s lives and just because people think that we have money that it makes us happy. Yeah, I can pay bills. Yeah, I can get my kids whatever they ask for and it’s great to see them happy. But you lose friends. You lose family. You have no one to trust, to even speak to about personal business and it’s hard.
Kim mentioned that Eminem has been present in her life and there for her during this rough time. “He’s been real supportive,” she said. “We’re really close friends. We’re just trying to raise our kids together and make it as normal for them as possible.”
In the radio interview, Kim stated that she’s seeking professional help. Listen to the interview below.