This time he added that he’s “not afraid” – a nod to his song ‘Not Afraid’ from his 2010 LP ‘Recovery’. Eminem has been sober for 11 years.
The ‘Lose Yourself’ hitmaker took to his Instagram account on Saturday (20.04.19) to celebrate not touching drugs and alcohol for more than a decade by posting a picture of his sobriety chip once again.
The 46-year-old rapper has been very open about his battle with addiction over the years and admitted it was his three children, Alaina, 25, Hailie, 23, and Whitney, 17, who made him ditch the bottle and pills once and for all because he wanted to see them grow up.
Eminem – who real name is Marshall Mathers III – overdosed on methadone in December 2007 and ended up in hospital but it wasn’t until a relapse a month later that he realized that he was going to end up dead if he didn’t change his habits and face his demons.
During the height of his addiction, Eminem saw his weight balloon to 230lbs and attributes the gain to trying to relieve stomach ache brought on by the discomfort caused by drugs such as Vicodin and Valium.
He said previously: “In 2007, 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.”