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Eminem Asked To Testify Over Irish Concert Cancellation

DUBLIN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ireland’s High Court has issued a request for rapper Eminem to come to Dublin to explain the last-minute cancellation of his proposed concert at Slane Castle in 2005.

Eminem dropped out of the planned September 17, 2005 concert after complaining of “exhaustion,” according to Billboard. 80,000 tickets had been sold for the open-air gig within one hour.

Concert promoters MCD are seeking $2 million in compensation from three London-based insurance companies after they refused to pay up after the gig was canned.

Eminem had asked that he be allowed to give his testimony in private regarding his state of health at the time of the concert, but Justice Peter Kelly refused, saying that would be inappropriate. The judge also said that there was a constitutional mandate that justice be administered in public.

The judge added that testimony from Eminem was important in settling the dispute between the promoters and insurance companies. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers