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Eminem’s New Look Explained! Why the Rapper’s Face Is So Much Thinner

Slim Shady is looking especially, well, slim these days. Eminem caused a bit of a stir earlier this month when he took the stage at the Wall Street Journal‘s Innovator of the Year Awards in New York City on Nov. 5.

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The Grammy winner, 42 — real name: Marshall Mathers — looked noticeably thinner than he has in the past. Fans worried his newly angular face was a sign that he wasn’t well, but a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that it’s actually quite the opposite.

Eminem then and now

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A friend of the six-years-sober rapper tells Us that his new look is a good thing. The pal credits the change to Eminem making better choices for himself and his body — like exercise.

“He jogs and eats well,” the source says of the star, who has been to rehab twice. “He’s healthy and happy!” 

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For more of the hottest news, watch this week’s Hot Stuff video, hosted by Us Weekly Entertainment Editor Ian Drew and guest star Sonja Morgan, of The Real Housewives of New York City

Other stories in the roundup: Tori Spelling‘s ongoing marriage drama with Dean McDermott, Robin Wright‘s broken engagement to Ben Foster, and more!

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