Eminem's mother is dying from breast cancer and wrote her book MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM in an attempt to reach out to the star, according to reports. Debbie Nelson has had a strained relationship with the Stan hitmaker since the rapper's youth, and felt she had no choice but to put all her feelings down on paper in her tell-all book because he is refusing to get in touch with her. A source tells celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, "She's dying of stage 4 breast cancer. She needs the money to pay medical bills and he won't talk to her so that's her open letter to him. "Em agreed to try to help her pay some medical bills and try to get her insurance but couldn't because of the pre-existing medical condition."