Eminem is a manic depressive who could do something stupid at any minute, according to the rapper's mother.
In new book My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, Debbie Nelson reveals the Stan hitmaker has been dogged by depression, which worsened after his ex-wife Kim gave birth to their daughter Hailie, who is now 11.
And Eminem's estranged mother fears her son's blues have worsened since the rap star and his wife split for a second time last year (06).
She prays her book will be a wake-up call for her son.
A family friend tells America's Life + Style magazine, "She just hopes he'll read it and realise how loved he is.
"She fears she'll end up burying him unless he gets help... We all see him teetering on the edge of self-destruction."