Eminem: look who’s back

18 May 2009

Who'd have thought that Eminem would prove more well-adjusted and sweetly humorous than Miley Cyrus or Lady GaGa? The world's favourite bad-boy (who did everything from murdering his wife Kim to getting Jennifer Lopez pregnant in his violent, misogynistic and bitingly satirical lyrics) launched himself back into the British psyche with a stint on Jonathan Ross's creepy leather sofa on Friday night.

The 36-year-old famously cancelled the rest of his world tour to book himself into rehab in 2005, and admits, 'I got sober but it was pretty rough. A couple of years were bad for me.' But it seems to have done the trick: he looks younger now than he did last time we saw him on our screens. In between the obligatory fresh-out-of-rehab psychobabble ('dark places' and 'journeys' – yawn), Eminem 'fessed up to nothing more hellraising than a comic-book addiction and serious running habit. That's not to say the boy has lost his edge: his new vid features his trademark pervy musings and Benny Hillish skits about Sarah Palin and Amy Winehouse, and he manages to shut Ross up on a couple of occasions. Eminem, we missed you. Welcome back.

- Anna Hart


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