Eminem's childhood home burned in fire

Eminem's childhood home burned in fire

Eminem's childhood home in Detroit was badly burnt in a fire on Thursday.

The 767 sq ft house - which features on the cover of the rapper's new album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - sustained damage to the second floor but was salvaged after fire-fighters arrived to extinguish the flames before it spread through the rest of the property.

Officials have stated the blaze began around 6:20pm on Thursday evening, but it is still unclear how the fire began.

Eminem's childhood home burned in fire

Public records show that the property - which is situated near Detroit's 8 Mile - was bought by Eminem's mother Deborah in 1987 for $19,900 and has since been bought by various owners but it was eventually abandoned after failing to sell for a reported $500 at an auction, leaving its ownership with the bank.

Meanwhile, Sia will donate all the proceeds from her collaboration with Eminem to a gay and lesbian charity.

The singer/songwriter teamed with the rapper on 'Beautiful Pain' for his 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' album, but will give all the money she receives from the song to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, after there was uproar this week about Eminem using homophobic on the record.

More in this Section

Scarlett Moffatt dropped from Saturday Night Takeaway roleScarlett Moffatt dropped from Saturday Night Takeaway role

US actor James Van Der Beek announces wife has suffered a miscarriageUS actor James Van Der Beek announces wife has suffered a miscarriage

Taylor Swift’s former record label appears to allow her to perform old songsTaylor Swift’s former record label appears to allow her to perform old songs

Jennifer Aniston thanks fans after reaching Instagram milestoneJennifer Aniston thanks fans after reaching Instagram milestone


Lifestyle

Tis the season for sequins and excess, but minimalists can stick to their style guns in the season’s next level neutrals. From low-key glitz that’s perfect for party wear to the wardrobe heroes with trans-seasonal appeal, slide into neutral for maximum style with minimal effort. Carolyn Moore reports.Low-key glitz for minimalists with this season's neutrals

How to plump, hydrate and get rid of spots fast before your Christmas party.Getting your quick fix for the festive party season

Irish photographer Seamus Murphy brought music star PJ Harvey to Afghanistan to film part of their documentary, writes Esther McCarthy.Headlong into the war zone in new documentary

Kya deLongchamps shows us how to champion our environmentWinter greens: How to champion our environment this season

More From The Irish Examiner