Eminem's childhood home demolished after fire
American rapper Eminem's childhood home in Detroit has been demolished following a fire.
The home, which featured on several of his album covers, suffered extensive damage during a fire earlier this mnth.
It was declared "structurally unsafe" and demolished for reconstruction.
It's believed that city officials reportedly tried to contact the Grammy award-winning singer if he was interested in purchasing the home.
The star's family no longer own the house.
Before it was demolished the house was up for auction but did not sell. It has been reported that officials tried to reach out to the Lose Yourself rapper to see if he wanted to buy the house.
Eminem recently opened about his love for music saving his life.
The hip-hop star opened up about his dark days in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
"I'm as happy as I can be, I guess," the 41-year-old said.
"Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else. I think they have a word for that - what do they call it? Idiot savant?"
The Slim Shady singer, now clean, has previously admitted ending up in hospital in 2005 following a methadone overdose.
"I relapsed on drugs. It was a little creepy. I certainly had some dark times with that s***, mostly due to taking a lot of pills and f***ing drooling on myself. It was a s***** time," the star, real name Marshall Mathers, said.
"I know I probably shaved a few years off my life," the Daily Mail quoted the singer, who is enjoying success with his recent single The Monster , as saying.