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Stephen M. Silverman
October 12, 2005 08:00 AM

Eminem heads back to work this week, nearly two months after checking himself into a treatment center to kick a pill addiction, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Grammy and Oscar winner, who turns 33 next Monday, is collaborating on two songs with his longtime partner Dr. Dre that will serve as bonus material on Eminem’s greatest-hits collection, Curtain Call, due for release Dec. 6 from Interscope Records.

Also on the album will be “some songs that a lot of people like,” including the Best Song Oscar winner “Lose Yourself” and his debut national single, “My Name Is,” Eminem said in a statement.

Last Aug. 16, Eminem checked into a hospital to deal with dependency to sleep medication, his publicist told Reuters at the time. The announcement came two days after the Grammy-winning rapper called off his 10-date European tour, citing exhaustion.

In July, Eminem denied a report that said he was planning to retire after releasing his fourth multiplatinum album, Encore. But he did say he might be taking a breather from his solo career.

“When I say I’m taking a break, I’m taking a break from my music to go in the studio and produce my other artists and put their albums out,” Eminem told MTV. “When I know my next move, I’ll tell everyone my next move.”

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