19 Things To Know About Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

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Eminem’s mother might have suffered from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

Marshall Mathers told traumatic stories about his life and childhood through his rap persona, Eminem. One of his stories involved his mother’s struggle with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. He released the single “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” in 2002. He describes his struggle in the lyrics “Victim of Münchausen’s syndrome. My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn’t”. Music critics gave “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” positive reviews. It peaked at 4 in the Billboard Top 100. It was also nominated for Best International Video in the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2003. Mathers states in an interview that he testified against his mother in court to help his brother, Nate, who was nine at the time. After he testified, his brother went to foster care for a year while his mother got help.

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