Eminem has spoken about his battle to overcome addiction to prescription medicine.
It's been described as a celebrity illness - addiction to prescription medication is becoming more and more coming for America's entertainment elite, with some stars deciding to become more open about their problems.
Eminem has never shied away from revealing uncomfortable truths, and decided to take part in a forthcoming documentary about the issue. Adrian Grenier's film 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' will be released later this year, with Eminem's contribution forming part of a new teaser.
"You’re taking things that people are giving you that you don’t even know what the fuck they are" he says in the film. "They look a pill and they’re shaped like something that you take, so you take it. Xanex, Valium, tom-a-to, tomato, same thing. It’s all in the same family – fuck it, take it. If I had got to the hospital two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down, my liver my kidneys, everything – they were going to put my on dialysis, they didn’t think I was going to make it."
"My bottom was going to be death. Within a month, I had relapsed, and shot right back up to the same number of pills that I was taking. I remember just walking around my house and thinking every single day, like, I’m going to fucking die."
The rapper also discussed the process of weaning himself off prescription drugs. "Coming off of everything, I literally was up 24 hours a day for three weeks, straight" he explained. "I mean, not sleeping, not even nodding off for a fucking minute. I was literally just up looking at the TV…I had to regain motor skills, I had to regain talking skills. It’s been a learning process – I’m growing."
Watch a clip from 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' below. (via FACT)
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