Eminem Celebrates 10-Years of Sobriety
Legendary rapper, Eminem, is commemorating a full decade of sobriety.
The 45- year-old “Lose Yourself” rapper took to Instagram over the weekend to share the good news with a photo of himself holding up a 10-year sobriety chip he was given in recognition of his remarkable achievement.
‘Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,’ the 8 Mile star wrote.
Eminem whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has been sober since 2008 when he checked himself into rehab and started the 12-step program after he nearly died from an accidental overdose in 2007.
Speaking with Men’s Journal about the issue in 2015, Eminem admitted, “I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.”
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober. Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect,” he shared at the time.