Eminem's ex says car accident was suicide try

Kim Mathers, ex-wife of rapper Eminem, broke her silence Wednesday about a 2015 car accident.

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  • Kim Mathers called into a Detroit radio show about her 2015 car accident
  • She said she was honest with first responders at the time about what happened

(CNN)Eminem's ex-wife Kim Mathers said on a Detroit radio show Wednesday that her 2015 car accident was actually a suicide attempt.

The Detroit News reported that Mathers called into local radio show "Mojo in the Morning" to discuss rumors surrounding her crashing her black Escalade in October 2015. She was charged with driving under the influence after the accident.
    "I did this on purpose and I'm so sorry," Mathers said on the show. "I never lied to [first responders]. I told them everything that I did. I said that I was sorry and that it was intentional and I didn't expect to make it out alive."
    Mathers, 41, and rapper Eminem, 43, were teenage sweethearts who married in 1999 before divorcing in 2001. In 2006 they briefly remarried before splitting again. The couple share a daughter, Hailie, and he reportedly adopted his former wife's daughter from another relationship.
    Their volatile relationship was well known to fans as Eminem famously rapped about his anger towards her in songs like "Kim," which ends with him killing her and stuffing her body into the trunk of a car.
    But Mathers told the radio station that her former husband is "real supportive" now.
    "We're really close friends," she said. "We're just trying to raise our kids together and make it as normal for them as possible."
    The October crash occurred in Macomb County in suburban Detroit. Her Escalade plunged into a ditch, struck a utility pole and landed upside down, the Detroit News reported.
    Records about the crash were sealed. Mathers said she is breaking her silence about the accident to let the public know they were sealed because of the suicide attempt, not because her family received preferential treatment.
    According to the Detroit News, Mathers' attorney has filed motions to have evidence about the alleged DUI thrown out and the case dismissed.