Eminem has been sober for a decade.
“Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,” he captioned a snapshot of himself holding a gold recovery medallion on Sunday. The words “service,” “recovery” and “unity” are written on it.
The “8 Mile” star, 45, hasn’t been shy about his addiction to Vicodin, Valium, Ambien and methadone.
In a 2010 New York Times interview, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, came clean, saying, “I used to get pills wherever I could. I was just taking anything that anybody was giving me.”
At the time of his overdose in 2007, Eminem was 230 pounds. He then turned to exercise to cope and turn his life around.
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,” Eminem told Men’s Journal. “Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise.”
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