While being interviewed by MTV News, 50 Cent and DJ Drama recollected on 50's experience being hospitalized. He opened up about how he fell ill due to his small intestine suffering from some sort of blockage, and how being fed through an IV woke him up to change his diet. He was confined to a hospital bed for 2-3 days
During that time, 50 recalled when he received a phone call from his friend and fellow rapper Eminem. Given the circumstances of the situation and the fact that he almost had to undergo surgery in order to fix the blockage, 50 was in a pretty serious and sullen mood about the whole thing. However, his boy Eminem managed to lift his spirits when he called him and cracked jokes on him for potentially dying over "eating a burger."
While reflecting on the phone call 50 said:
"I'm in a dead serious moment like, 'Damn, I don't believe this is happenin' right now,' and Em goes, 'Yo Fif, you were shot nine times man if you die over a burger, this sh*t ain't gonna go right. People ain't gonna be feelin' this.'"