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Eminem opens up about drug addiction: "My organs were shutting down; I could have died"

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Eminem has kept nothing back in his new documentary, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, revealing that his addiction to prescription drugs almost killed him.

Speaking to filmmaker Mathew Cooke, Eminem explained that it was drugs like Xanax and Valium that were the root of the problem - and, after one night of excess, he found himself being rushed to hospital in a critical condition:

"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."

Eminem added that, when even his closest friends attempted to tell him he had a problem, he would have security remove them from the room:

"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.'"

Thank goodness, then, that the rapper found the strength he needed to kick the habit - and he found it in a place very close to his heart:

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

We're so glad that Eminem managed to stay off the drugs to focus on his children and music. It sounds like the documentary is going to be pretty harrowing, albeit inspiring, to watch.

 

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