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I would have died, Eminem talks past drug use

Los Angeles, June 30, 2013, (PTI) 22:14 IST
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Rapper Eminem has opened up about past drug abuse in the new documentary, 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs'.

In the documentary, Eminem has opened up about his scary drug abuse, revealing that he almost died during one overdose, reported Us magazine.

The rapper, who entered rehab for sleeping pill addiction in 2005 and addressed the problem in his 2010 album Recovery, has admitted in the past to taking painkiller pills daily.

"Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don't even know what I'm taking," he said.


"My bottom was going to be death," he said. Recalling the first time he had Vicodin, he explained it was a "feeling of 'Ahhh,' everything was not only mellow, but didn't feel any pain. It just kind of numbed things."

The Detroit native said that it was hard for him to realize that he had a problem since he wasn't abusing drugs like crack or heroin.

"I don't know what point exactly it started to be a problem, I just remember liking it more and more," he explained.

The abuse did catch up to him, though, as he reveals his scary brush with death when he was hospitalized following an overdose.

"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."

Once leaving the hospital, Eminem says that he didn't sleep for three weeks and relapsed a month later.

"I remember just walking around my house and thinking every single day, like, I'm gonna fucking die. I'm looking at my kids, and like, I need to be here for this," he added.

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