Eminem: 'My addictions nearly killed me'

By admin
28 June 2013

Eminem has admitted he was once two hours away from death due to his dependency on prescription drugs.

Eminem thought he was going to die from his addiction to prescription drugs.

The Lose Yourself rapper (40) went to rehab for treatment for a dependency on medication and considered suicide at his lowest point. He admitted his drug dependency almost killed him.

Speaking in new documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs he said, "When I took my first Vicodin [pain relief medication], 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**king person outta here. I can't believe they said that s**t to me. I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not f**king out there putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack. [Anxiety inhibitor] Xanax, [mood-altering drug] Valium, it's the same thing ... F**k it, take it."

Speaking about one incident in which he was rushed to the emergency room, Eminem ? whose real name is Marshall Mathers ? said, "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."

While the rapper is now clean, he admitted detoxing was a huge struggle. He said, "Coming off everything, I was literally up 24 hours a day for three weeks straight," he says. "And I mean, not sleeping, not even nodding off for a f**king minute.

"I had to regain motor skills, I had to regain talking skills. It's been a learning process; I'm growing. I couldn't believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, 'It does get better’."

-Bang Showbiz

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