Eminem quitting music after going to rehab? - Internet/Facebook Rumour

14 Sep 2014 - Article No: 1880. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

Rumours are circulating that popular rapper Eminem is quitting music after checking in to rehab for a heroin addiction.

The rumours can be traced back to an article from Huzlers that claims the rapper is focussing on family after struggling with drug addictions. In part the article reads –


It is being said by Eminem’s management that he will no longer be making music. Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenburg said “It may take Marshall another four or five years to recover, but this time, he won’t be coming back to make music, he want’s to focus more on his family after, and we should all respect his decision.


However the article is false and just another example of disguised satire. Sites like Huzlers print fake news articles designed to lure visitors and claims the articles to be satirical, despite making no obvious attempt at humour, thus why they’re often confused as genuine news.

There is no truth to the story at all. Eminem has not just checked into rehab. In fact he has, at the time of writing, only recently released a new song.

The story was published by a site called Huzlers.com, which is just another website that publishes fake news articles with curious titles designed to lure clicks and traffic to its website. Sites like these claim the articles are actually satirical in nature but often this is not apparent and the articles are dressed up like genuine news articles.

These sites exploit a business model that involves duping users into clicking headlines on social media websites and thus generating traffic to a website that makes money via its sponsored advertisements. We generally recommend avoiding these sites. For more information on how these hoaxes work, read our article here.

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