It’s no secret that Eminem has been struggling with sobriety and drug addiction for decades despite the fact that he possesses world-renowned talent, has access to all of his necessities and wants at the drop of a dime.
Marshall Mathers has been so open about his drug use he admitted during an interview that he was convinced that his prescription pill addiction was going to be the death of him. While speaking with director Matthew Cooke in the documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Em stated the following,
“When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of ‘Ahh.’ Like everything was not only mellow but [I] didn’t feel any pain… I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more. People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say ‘Get that f—–g person outta here. I can’t believe they said that sh– to me. I’m not out there shooting heroin. I’m not f—–g out there putting coke up my nose. I’m not smoking crack.”
Eminem also added,“Xanax, Valium, tomato, tomatoe, it’s the same thing … F— it, take it… [I] Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything… They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn’t think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death.”
Now, a decade later, the legendary MC is celebrating ten years of sobriety and posted a picture of his ten-year sobriety chip on his social media accounts.