Eminem loses his boyish face, shows new wrinkles

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By RYAN GORMAN

Multi-platinum rapper Eminem's look has not changed much over the years, but he certainly has aged.

The previously baby-faced lyricist appeared at the Wall Street Journal's Innovator of the Year awards on Wendesday looking older and a bit worse for the wear after having not made a public appearance for some time.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, looked like he's lost significant weight and appeared much older than his 42 years.

The controversial crooner wore his usual all-black getup, but his face looked noticeably thinner and more pallid than before he battled a highly publicized drug addiction.The Daily Mail openly speculated a pill addiction was to blame, but perhaps Eminem has finally just started to get a couple wrinkles.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Eminem speaks onstage at WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Eminem speaks onstage at WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Recording artist Eminem performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for MTV)
Eminem backstage for a Fuse TV interview during the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 11, 2011 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
Eminem speaks onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 30: Eminem performs at the 2009 Voodoo Experience at City Park on October 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 31: Rapper Eminem onstage during the 2009 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 31, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - APRIL 10: Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper Eminem, stands during his sentencing for carrying a concealed weapon in Macomb County Circuit Court 10 April, 2001 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Mathers received two years probation after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. (Photo credit should read PAUL SANCYA/AFP/Getty Images)
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper Eminem, pleads guilty to carring a concealed weapon in Macomb County Circuit Court 14 February 2001 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Mathers could face up to 5 years in jail when he is sentanced in April. (Photo credit should read MAX ORTIZ/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 7: Rapper Eminem attends the 17th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: American rap star Eminem and British musician Sir Elton John perform on stage at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on January 27, 2001 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Eminem performs at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Eminem attends rehearsals for the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City September 6, 2000. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Despite the rumors, he certainly looked different than in his starring turn in the semi-autobiographical movie "8 Mile," which dramatized his rise from a trailer park to one of the highest-selling rap artists in American history.

One thing that has remained though was his signature short blond hair, bravado and energy as he bounced around stage and expressed his gratitude towards mentor Dr. Dre. Em was on tap at the awards show to recognize Dre, a hip hop artist, record producer and entrepreneur, and Beats Audio head Jimmy Iovine as they were awarded for the success of their Beats headphones.

"As an example of how powerful they are, they had me fly here all the way from Detroit to speak publicly, and I really hate public speaking," he said.

Eminem is set to release a two-disc album later this month.
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