You may need to give the real Slim Shady just a little more time to stand up: He's officially over the hill at age 40. I know, I know. That's crazy. But math doesn't lie and Marshall Mathers was born Oct. 17, 1972 in Missouri. That means Eminem
is 40. Mind. Blown.
His mature age is certainly going to make any performances of "The Real Slim Shady" feel just a little off and it gives a whole new meaning to this agist passage: "'Cause at the rate I'm goin' when I'm thirty/ I'll be the only person in the nursin' home flirting/ Pinchin' nurses' asses when I'm j***in off with Jergens." Where's your walker, Mr. Mathers?
If this fun little fact didn't blow your mind sufficiently, we've gathered a list of people and things who have also celebrated their 40th birthdays this year:
The Transamerica Building
The Clean Water Act
Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie