Also known as Slim Shady, he is definitely one of the best rappers of our time and it’s even more fascinating because he is a white man succeeding in an area mostly dominated by blacks. Before we dive into the topic of Eminem’s height, weight and other measurements, here are some cool facts about him.
- He was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972 to Deborah R. Nelson Mathers and Marshall Bruce Mathers. The star got his stage name from his initials, Marshall Mathers (MM).
- He had it quite tough as a scrawny, white kid growing up in a predominantly black neighborhood, he received a beating on a regular basis and once he got beaten so bad that he ended up in a coma for a week.
- Long before he dreamt of becoming the ever so popular Slim Shady, the star wanted to be a comic book artist.
- He may not be the most trending artist at the moment, but when he makes music people listen to it… a lot. The rapper had two of his albums in the top five highest selling albums in 2000, The Eminem Show was the best selling album of 2002 and his album Recovery was the best selling album of 2010 worldwide.
- Eminem became a father at the age of 23 to daughter Hailie, whose mother, Kim Scott, was his high school sweetheart.
- Now this is a surprising one, the star does not know how to use the computer and go on the internet and he has no desire to learn. He says that he will just end up reading everything about himself, and that he is too emotional for that.
That’s our cue to slow down our horses, he is one interesting fella’ and we don’t want to get too far away from the actual topic. So, let’s check out his body measurements beginning with Eminem’s height.
If the fact that he was a scrawny little kid doesn’t give away the fact that he is not a very large adult, we don’t know what will. The star stands not so tall at 5 feet 8 inches, this is well below the average American male’s height which is 5 feet 10 inches.
Sources who have seen the rapper in person and even people who have not seen him up close would seriously beg to differ. They believe he’s a couple of inches shorter, but then again, what else is new? It gets even better, on occasion the star claims to be 5 feet 9 inches but most people reckon that he’s not an inch above 5 foot 7, some even go as low as 5 feet 6 inches.
Whether he’s 5 foot 6, 7, 8 or 9, we all have to admit his talent has the height of a basketball player. Here are the names of some other celebrities who stand as tall as the artist. Rihanna, Kanye West and Sean Penn all share Eminem’s height.
The talented rapper currently weighs 68 kg, but this was not always the case, in 2007 Eminem weighed 108 Kg (240 pounds). He wasn’t only binge eating big Mac’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken though, it was as a result of his drug addiction.
Here’s how the star figured it happened, ‘ I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.’
According to the International Business Times, after almost dying from an accidental methadone overdose at the end of 2007, the rapper decided to get clean. How did he achieve his stunning weight loss? He decided to replace one addiction with a less harmful one.
Eminem would run seventeen miles a day on a treadmill— eight miles and a half in the morning before heading out and another eight miles and a half when he got home. In addition to the running, the rapper also does the Body Beast with free weights, bench and a pullup bar. Here is what he had to say about that work out routine.
‘It’s just me, so it helps that the Body Beast dude is over-the-top. The routine is pretty intense, too. The first time I did the legs, I couldn’t walk for two days.’ We are just so glad he has a healthier approach to life.
Eminem’s Body Measurements
In addition to Eminem’s height and weight, we compiled a straightforward summary of all his body measurements.
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 68 kg ( 150 pounds)
Chest size: 43 inches (109 cm)
Waist size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Biceps : 15 inches (38 cm)
Shoe Size: US 10.5, Euro 43-45, UK 10