New York, November 12 : Eminem, whose forthcoming album was reported to hit the shelves in December, may keep his fans wait a little longer.
The rapper, who has been on hiatus since 2005, is set make his comeback with the new album 'Relapse' though its official release date is yet to be announced.
"Eminem has been through a lot. He is being a perfectionist and is completely obsessive-compulsive about this album," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying.
"There's a 50-50 chance it will be done by the end of this year - but most likely it'll be the first quarter of next year," the insider added.
Meanwhile, while the real Slim Shady's rep refused to comment on the matter, a pal of the artist, born as Marshall Mathers, added: "There was never a release date set."