The slim shady is celebrating 12 years of being sober. The award-winning rapper on April 21, took to Instagram ‘Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.’ Thousands of fans and recovering addicts were quick to comment on Eminem’s post. Many congratulated the rapper while others shared their sobriety stories also.
Some shared stories on how his song Not Afraid has helped them remain sober. One particular person posted and said: ‘Congratulations! I’ve been doing this “thing” for 32 years and it only gets better.’ The Detroit born rapper has candidly spoken about his struggles with drugs and alcohol prior to becoming sober. In 2007, he has also revealed how he suffered a near-fatal overdose.
Strangely, Eminem was addicted to prescription opioids like sleeping pills, unlike regular addicts they do illegal drugs.
In the 2012 documentary, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Eminem narrated how he didn’t realize what point the drugs became a problem. He also spoke about the methadone overdose in 2007. He stated that his organs like kidneys, livers, and the rest were shutting down and he never thought he would survive. He had done the equivalent of four bags of heroin as then the doctors confirmed. The doctors also he was just two hours away from death.
Marshall gives full credit to his children for his successful sobriety for 12 years. He has three daughters whose names are Hallie, Alaina, and Whitney. Hallie Jade is his only biological daughter with Kim Scot, the ex-wife. Alaina Marie Mathers is Kim’s sister’s child who He adopted daughter. Whitney Scott Mathers is the child Kim reportedly had with another man. He raised the three daughters and remains their father figure.
In his interview with Vibe Magazine in 2010 after releasing 2010 Recovery Album, Mathers said:
I feel stronger than ever, better than ever, nothing is going to stop me. That is the undertone of the record. It’s also; I think that, um, by me putting out a record like this, it can show people that no matter how down you are, it does get better”.
Ten years later, Eminem is still holding on strong. He remains one of the best rappers ever despite his struggles.
Big Congratulations to Eminem for twelve of years of being sober