Eminem Celebrates 10 Years Of Sobriety

Celebs April 23, 2018 By Hugo

Eminem had celebrated 10 years of being sober and drug-free.

Showcasing his shiny sobriety badge on his various social media accounts, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has been widely praised for his milestone. 

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The 45-year-old's problems with addiction have been well documented in his music, and in past interviews, the hitmaker candidly confessed that he was once taking 'anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium' a day. 

However, despite the problem being plain to see for outsiders, the rap legend was quick to dismiss anyone who suggested he may have had a problem.

"People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, 'Get that fucking person outta here.' I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not out there fucking putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack."

It wasn't until 2007, after overdosing on methadone, that the Not Afraid hitmaker realised he had to change his ways. "The doctors told me I'd done the equivalent of four bags of heroin...Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died.

"My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything," he told MTV.  "They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death."

Despite his near-death experience, Em relapsed within a month of being released, but after a period of reflection, and the realization he wanted to be a better role model to his daughter, he underwent a gruelling detox programme.


"I was literally up for 24 hours a day for three weeks straight," he said.

America's best-selling recording artist of the noughties also had to  'regain motor skills' and 'regain talking skills.'

But the awe-inspiring artist was keen to state to anyone going through a similar struggle that, "It does get better." 

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