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Although it seems like an odd combination, Elton John has been key in helping Eminem recover from his addiction to prescription drugs.

"I've been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he's doing brilliantly," said Elton, who has his own issues with substance abuse.

The rapper had his first stint in rehab in 2005, in which he almost overdosed on methadone. It didn't stick and by May of 2009, he developed a habit that led him to taking nearly 20 Vicodin, Ambien and Valium a day.

"I'm there if people want my help. If people ask for help you tell them where to go but there's no point advising people if they don't want to do it," continued John.

We hope Em wants it! It's about time he cleaned up act!

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104 comments to “Elton John Helping Eminem Battle Drug Problem!”

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  1. 1

    Cool. Maybe Sir Elton can help get that coked out tranny off drugs too. Lady GarGoyle was a complete mess in Miami. Her show was a FIASCO.



  2. 2

    I'd let Eminem die of an overdose, and let the world become a better place!



  3. 3

    That drugged up tranny hooker Lady GarGoyle was falling all over herself AGAIN in Miami on NYE. She makes Lohan look like Julie Andrews.



  4. 4

    Perez, I'm really disappointed in your site lately. Google news reported this HOURS ago! Along with a few other stories you're just starting to cover. What's up with that? You used to be my first stop for breaking stories…I guess "fame" is keeping you too busy to stay current huh?



  5. 5

    You've got the details wrong in this. Instead of stealing news, do some research. He had the methodone overdose in 07. He didn't have a habit in May of 09, as he released his album and was completely sober by that time. He got clean in early 08. Got damn Perez!!!



  6. 6

    Excellent individual.Can,t hurt



  7. 7

    that's really cool of Elton John he will be blessed!



  8. 8

    I hate to say this but it won't be long before Eminem ends up like most addicts dead.



  9. 9

    I'M ROUTING FOR YOU EM. NO MATTER WHAT THE HATERS SAY YOUR FANS LOVE YOU AND IF YOU ARE BACK DOING THE DRUGS, WE WOULD REALLY LIKE YOU TO STOP. YOU'RE FAR TO TALENTED TO LET YOURSELF GO DOWN THAT ROAD AGAIN. LOVE YOU EM! GET BETTER.



  10. 10

    Good for Elton! At least Em is willing to seek help!

  11. ap076 says – reply to this


    11

    Again another great example of 12th step work (helping others) and although they are being public they are avoiding the trap of naming the group(s) that helped them get clean/sober.
    Great statement by Elton but my mind went right away to George Michael.



  12. 12

    Where's Dr. Dre?



  13. 13

    i think eminems alrite. hopefully he gets sober cuz rehab is wack.



  14. 14

    People magazine did the story 10 hours ago. Nice rewrite!



  15. 15

    Elton is an amazing person & I am glad to see that Eminem is dealing with his addiction. Even if this isn't accurate or falsely reported. I am a huge fan & take care Em'. I am pulling for you. Courtney



  16. 16

    Hope Eminem can get clean and sober, and stay there.
    I admire Elton John for all the things he does to help good causes.



  17. 17

    Eminem is such a twat to everyone, including gays.
    Elton why do you help a man who STILL bashes gays?
    Em is worth tens of millions of dollars, its 2010, and this douche STILL bashes gays.
    and youre helping him?
    Fucking Judas.

  18. @v@ says – reply to this


    18

    Re: pradagirl7 – No, because Em's too smart. Hear me, Em?



  19. 19

    did you not even read your own news perez? elton john said eminem is doing brilliantly so obivously he did want it and has 'cleaned up his act'.



  20. 20

    Too bad he helped him. All the shit talking he does about gays. Wish he was one of the stars that we lost this year. He's white trash & a wanna be gangsta.

  21. Maio says – reply to this


    21

    Holy Elton Jonh.
    I cant believe this!



  22. 22

    what does FML mean?



  23. 23

    Elton John is so desperate for publicity that he will support this little homophobe. Sad, old starf*cker.



  24. 24

    What a baby he needs help for vicodan, just kidding. In my town vics are for wimps and oxys are the problem that is destroying people. It's insane how people pay 60 bucks a pill and people call it the hill billy heroin. Actually from where I am from (college town) people prefer it over heroin and will get heroin as a last resort, sad but true.



  25. 25

    Re: siempre – FUCK MY LIFE



  26. 26

    What's the benefit of announcing this to the world? Em seems to be a private guy about some things and I can't see how this being public knowledge helps him move forward.



  27. 27

    You're kind of late Perez.



  28. 28

    Re: puddles123 – that's disgusting! You should never wish death upon anyone! Melton is great for helping em! The world would be a much less talented place without eminem! Hate him or love him threshold no denying he's got crazy talent! I love you em! Your sexy as shit! Do your thing and fuck all the haters!



  29. 29

    I love them both :) !!!



  30. 30

    Re: siempre – It means Fuck My Life.



  31. 31

    LMAO when I read the title for some bizarre reason I instinctively went 'aaaaawwwww' haha :) Possibly the weirdest thing I've done so far this year :)



  32. 32

    Re: puddles123 – If you would go away the world would be a better place!



  33. 33

    He bashes everyone. Eminem is not homophobic, Elton knows this, as should the whole world because the topic was squashed with their Grammy performance. Ppl keep on hating and continue to be PC so Em continues to bash because he is trying to make a point.



  34. 34

    Re: Gary78 – oh you're that flop mariah's bestest fan huh? LOL what a joke,hopefully mariah's chubby irrelevant ass will fall off a cliff right along with you!!!



  35. 35

    Yeah I read this earlier too, but oh well. Good for Elton. Eminem lost his best friend a couple years ago. I imagine that if you are already the type of person that self-medicates then that wasn't helping much. Hopefully Eminem stays clean this time.



  36. 36

    Eminem is honest and has integrity. He is a writer first I think and a musical producer second. He expresses the anger, hate, hurt and darkness that lurks in all of us. He is a channeller of sorts for the human condition.
    I am surprised he isn't choking from all the shit that has been attempted to be shoveled down his throat. I admire him for standing strong. And he will get the monkey off his back, that is if he even has one.



  37. 37

    Re: monnie
    Oh its SO brave to write songs about how you should shoot your wife and your baby daughter "But the smartest shit I did was took the bullets out of that gun, cuz I would have shot up Kim and them both"

    He's SO brave, wow, how can we stand being around such bravery.



  38. 38

    eminem is awesome… hope he can get his shit together



  39. 39

    Eminem is probably one of the most talented muscians there is! Elton John knows that and that is why he is there for him. They have been friends for a long time.
    People don't realize how intellegent Eminem is. He is articulate and quick witted. He is insanely a genius!
    I love both these men!



  40. 40

    Re: Sexsai – you idiot, the line is I would have shot kim and HIM both. Had nothing to do with his daughter you moron, he's talking about a guy she was cheating on him with….bleh get your facts straight before you come on here and look like an idiot



  41. 41

    Re: RussianChick – And you're probably a ho who likes uneducated gangsta/white trash losers , who chain smokes and has atleast 3 kids and didn't graduate high school. Have a blessid ass day ho. Aint nobody worried about you ho.



  42. 42

    Re: RussianChick – And you're probably a ho who likes uneducated gangsta/white trash losers , who chain smokes and has atleast 3 kids and didn't graduate high school. Have a blessid ass day ho. Aint nobody worried about you ho.



  43. 43

    Re: Sexsai – He bashes everyone, including himself!
    Do you remember their preformance at the grammy's?
    Elton took him under his wings when the gays were upset with him because of his lyrics. Look it up on YOUTUBE. It still gives me goosebumps!
    Two of the most talented artists!



  44. 44

    i love him and hope he gets better soon xoxo

  45. 6one9 says – reply to this


    45

    I soooooooooo love Elton John. He's an amazing man!!! :)

  46. @v@ says – reply to this


    46

    He's great looking. Imho.



  47. 47

    I think it's good that Elton is there for Em. Drugs are just something you can't kick overnight.



  48. 48

    F Eminem, you reap what you sow, he deserves to suffer



  49. 49

    Wow Perez, this has to be the nicest thing you've ever said about THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE! I'm proud. However, you are kinda late on reporting this, I had this news this morning. :)



  50. 50

    Oh & perez, this doesn't seem right: The rapper had his first stint in rehab in 2005, in which he almost overdosed on methadone. It didn't stick and by May of 2009, he developed a habit that led him to taking nearly 20 Vicodin, Ambien and Valium a day.

    If he's been sober for 18 months then how is it possible that his habits stuck with him til May of 2009?



  51. 51

    I'm not a big fan of rap and all, but this guy can really make good music. And if he dies, it'd be such a waste. And psht, just cause he writes song about wanting to shoot his wife, doesn't make him less human in the world today. Emphasis on: world today. At least he's being honest about it and being honest takes guts.



  52. 52

    This is old news. He has said in interviews for Relapse that he has been sober for a year with Elton John's help.



  53. 53

    people give him a benefit of the doubt cause he's white a black rapper could never get away with what Em does Dr Dre said it himself



  54. 54

    Greetings SEXAI (u fucking idiot),
    Have u ever thought, hmmmm…"I think Elton is helping Eminem because he is a better individual i am (probably, not)!!" Bitter much?? Hold a grudge much??? Just unhappy with who you are much???….

    Sincerely,
    I think SEXAI is a fucking idiot…. Did i mention? U are a negative, fucking, IDIOT! Many HAPPY returns (hopefully for you) in the New Year.



  55. 55

    Say No to drugs



  56. 56

    Remember kids, Hugs not drugs.



  57. 57

    Re: Gary78 – Awww, you actually think people care about your opinion… how cute! Now, how about U GO FUCK YOURSELF!!! I only say that because cursing and stupidity, seem to be, the only things you respond to… you uneducated little fuck! Not to mention, who left you in charge of who, you believe, should live or die… Once again, you a are a negative piece of work! Happy New Year… Get some help.



  58. 58

    COOLLLLLL…………………..GO SIR ELTON YOU'RE A HEROO….



  59. 59

    SIR ELTON,,YOU LOOK SO AWESOME



  60. 60

    ill help him! i love him! he better not die or anything



  61. 61

    This is sad, I accidently overdosed when I was 19, taking tremor medication for seizures, and to this day if I have to take medication I feel scared. I hope he gets this under control cuz it can happend people can die or go into comas by just taking a little more then perscribed. I was in the icu and to this day I'm still haunted by what happend. Pills are dangerous.



  62. 62

    pshh this loser will prolly wound up killing himself by overdose

    dont care



  63. 63

    trash begets trash.



  64. 64

    He's been clean for 18 months ya know. And was clean for a good year already by may 2009. Getcha facts righttttt
    But good on em and Elton!



  65. 65

    awesome that em took help from elton..



  66. 66

    Re: Sexsai – He is brave enough to write about this stuff which goes on 24/7 in North America. He doesn't retreat from conflict, he rages against it. He didn't create it…
    Bury your head if you would like and go listen to a symphony somewhere.
    Eminem's music is revealing, thought provoking and brings things out in the open. I am all for that. Dirty little secrets aren't my bag nor is denial.



  67. 67

    Re: TaRoTLuVr – Your honesty will help people understand and thank you for sharing your experience.
    Many people have been helped by you and your complete honesty today.
    Drugs are not the answer. So many tragedies and so many people lost and suffering from the aftermath of a bad choice in one moment of time.
    Sorry that you went through that. But sounds like there was light at the end of it all. For many it is fatal and devestating.

  68. biscu says – reply to this


    68

    maybe he's trying to kiss eminem=)))kidding:)))



  69. 69

    Re: Sexsai – -
    -
    Elton is helping Eminem come to terms with his own homosexuality, it's nothing to do with drugs - thats just a cover. That kid is the most flaming, still in the closet homo I've ever seen
    -



  70. 70

    why the uck do celebrities go after drugs to escape from there daily lieves haha its so sad and deadly i wanna do drugs lol well see there supposed to be rolemodels to people well thats what some peaople think lol this is so sad thou PCE



  71. 71

    M, I have alwayz luv=d
    U from the ztart and alzo
    EltonJ.♥♥
    xoxoxoxoxox
    all that monee makez it harder,
    I'm zure, but if my krazee brother
    can kick heroin, oxiz…zo can U♥
    luv/prayerz 4/U/da rezt of y/r life♥
    p/z/ U r da greatezt RAPPER ALIVE…
    huggz/kizzezz♥



  72. 72

    Eminem is a loser. Stop acting like you're 20 years old, old man, and stop doing dope. What kind of baby needs Elton John to help them do that? What a tough guy, LMAO.



  73. 73

    Elton and Eminem should get married and have kids, Emimen would make a great wife for Elton!



  74. 74

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    [[[[[[[[[[ smoke week]]]]]]]]]]]]
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    [[[[[[[[[[[ pills kills ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    [[[[[[[[ stay alive or I'll kill myself ]]]]]]]]]]
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ please ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    [[[[[[[[[[[ thankx Elton ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
    zzzzzzzzzzz love you both zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



  75. 75

    Re: monnie – Oh monnie thank you, your post gave me goose bumps. :)



  76. 76

    "Prescription Pills" Don't you mean HEROIN…just saying.



  77. 77

    I think old Elton has the hots for Marshall or wants some of that drug action for himself, one or the two. Elton is SUCH a dirty old frump!



  78. 78

    I would have had more respect for Sir Elton had he NOT ever spoken about this. A TRUE gesture of kindness or assistance is never publicized. A quote is never given to the press. He deliberately sought out the media to make this announcement because in reality, who would ever utter "Elton John" and "Eminem's" names in the same sentence!!! Completely self serving, for whatever reason.



  79. 79

    Help for vicoden for christ sake! hell where I am from those are for kids and oxys are the drug of choice that messes your ass up. You have to shoot it up or snort it up what a effing baby. ANyways thought he hated gay people.



  80. 80

    FML? Lol.



  81. 81

    MARSHALL U STILL HAVE ALL UR FANS BESIDE YOU WE LOVE YOU AND NO MATTER WHAT HATERS SAY UR STILL THE BEST!! LOVE YOU!!! AND HOPE U GET BETTER SOON!!**PEOPLE IF U DONT LIKE HIS MUSIC JUST DONT BUY IT AND FUCK OFF**



  82. 82

    Elton should walk briskly away.



  83. 83

    What kind of help? He told him where to go? Elton is such a joke. This is nothing more than that old queen trying to get his fat azz in the papers. What kind of loser "friend" would talk about somebody else's business in public and try to take credit for getting them clean. Somebody should ask, so SPECIFICALLY what have U been doing the last 18 months to help? Since he's claiming to be the savior and all. Telling Em what rehab to check into DOESN'T count. Total B.S. Elton John is the most annoying prissy little bitch in music. And he hasn't done shit worth listening to since the '70's. Try getting your act together b4 doling out advice to everyone else. Lose some weight you pansy azz ancient irrelevant busybody.



  84. 84

    Um, Em's already clean. He has been for about a year.
    Get your facts straight, Perez.



  85. 85

    Step one in helping someone with a private problem is to keep it private. Why is EJ twattering on to reporters about it?

    People, he likes to create personas and writes music as those personas - it doesn't mean it's who he is. Just like you don't assume Thomas Harris is a cannibal, don't assume he holds the beliefs that his rapping personas do.



  86. 86

    Re: alfabravo – Why can't someone's sexual orientation be their own business? What is wrong with that? Can anyone tell me?
    Why does everything have to be so black and white. It is possible that sexuality is on a continuum and can change manytimes over a lifetime.



  87. 87

    Re: TaRoTLuVr – Keep shining your light. You have turned your tragedy around and you are inspiring.
    Thank you for your acknowledgment to me. You are more than welcome.



  88. 88

    Re: DixieNormas – You are funny. But Elton John irrelevant?!!!!!
    You have got to be joking.
    I have heard he is a bit of a diva….and also know someone who says he basically needed a babysitter during his substance abuse years. It took Elton quite some time to figure out where he was on the sexuality continuum didn't it. Him and Freddie Mercury.



  89. 89

    I guess gay men make better lovers. ha



  90. 90

    Last weeks news.



  91. 91

    Eltons been helping Eminem for years! Alil slow on the uptake Perez?



  92. 92

    Eminem is a great artist ,he gets a lot of abuse from the gay community but i feel he is a real artist who breaks sterio types and challenges us to laugh and to think u would think he is a genius the way he is writing his songs ..all gay people love eminem because he makes them laugh in a world that is so judgemental and cold he breaks his boundaries coz i bet he would be a kind person really hes cool to me and i wish him the best wishes to get well from addiction any one who has had that problem i wish them good luck to heal .its brave to talk about feelings and its what makes the world wonderful hearing his songs entertain even many gay fans too and celebritys are proud if he writes about them he is very loveable and i think its good he gets healthy to write more amazing art and make more films . . . .



  93. 93

    its wonderful news i wish him the best !
    Eminem gets a lot of stick from the gay community and i think it should be offered that he has a lot of fans who are gay and a lot of nice people around him and being an addict is universal and we all need to get help when we lose the plot, stay happy and keep healthy . .



  94. 94

    Eminem is bending over in payment LMAO



  95. 95

    ha my laptop screen was on a weird angle and it looked like these 2 pics were 1. and i thought wow thats a bizarre pic…haha wooops..anyway eminem sucks who cares

  96. @v@ says – reply to this


    96

    Re: monnie – Good comment. Bring it all into the light of day.



  97. 97

    bet thats NOTHING compared to the BLOWJOBS hes teaching him to give….



  98. 98

    Ah, yes!, fresh booty for Elty! Smells like fudge cookin in da oven, folks!



  99. 99

    Yo, Eminem, dude? Yo career is ovah loose-ass, I mean, dumbass. Tough-boy image has now been flushed down da tubes!!!!!!!!



  100. 100

    Re: Kevin1243 – Uh, no! Eminem should run away faster cuz his ass is on the line, literally!

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