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Eminem Talks Prescription Pill Addiction That Almost Killed Him!

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Eminem wasn't about coke or crack or heroin or anything like that. No. He was all about prescription drugs — and he thought the distinction between those hardcore drugs we all hear about and those that are socially acceptable was the best excuse to keep using them… before he realized that they were killing him!

In a new documentary called How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Em didn't hold back when talking about his addiction to Xanax and Valium, among other things:

"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."

Whenever someone tried to tell him he had a problem — even if it was a close friend — he would react like this:

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

So why did he change, then? Was it the death scare?

Yes, it was — and the realization about what you can no longer do once you're dead:

"I'm looking at my kids and [realising] 'I need to be here for this."

We're bummed that it got to that point, but we're extremely impressed that he was able to fight it all back, and to do the things he said he would: focus on his kids, and his music!

It'd be a weird world without Eminem, that's for sure!

Now if only he wouldn't keep up with those violent outbursts in his songs, and find a more clever way to stay edgy, everything would be perfect! LOLz!

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5 comments to “Eminem Talks Prescription Pill Addiction That Almost Killed Him!”

  1. shutupperez says – reply to this


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    Fuck you, Perez. You have issues with giving back-handed compliments with someone who doesn't kiss your ass or who doesn't fit your personal taste. Like how you constantly praise Miley Cyrus (now) but how she says shit like, "Ram this pap if you see him on the street." Em has been rapping since long before you had a career, and it's just WORDS THAT RHYME. It's his shtick. And like he said, he changed his ways. You don't see him doing dumb shit anymore, hell you don't see him in the press at all, unless it's about his music or spreading messages like this. And I'm pretty sure that music is an expression. I doubt, highly doubt, that Eminem would do any of the shit he raps about in his songs. It's a persona, not real life. Think about that the next time you try to chastise someone who is actually doing something to help others.

  2. brittnay says – reply to this


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    don't nicki minaj have violent tendancies in her songs? and you still call her minajesty? you're so fuckin hypocritical, mario. fuck off.

  3. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Much respect to Em for waking up to the insidiousness of accepted prescription drugs in his life, and more respect for sharing it so someone else might wake up in their own life.

  4. JJ says – reply to this


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    Eminem is a legend! And he's so brave for overcoming his demons & coming out stronger. I love him to death!!!

  5. Dan says – reply to this


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    His music sucks now though… Em on drugs did much better music, but ofc I'm glad he's healthy.