Great rapper celebrates 10-year of sobriety & flashes ‘Alcoholics Anonymous Coin’
Slim Shady is celebrating whole 10 years of sobriety.
Em’ battled against his addiction to sleeping pills – posted an image of himself on Instagram showing 10-year sobriety chip which he was given upon reaching the huge milestone.
‘Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,’ the famous rap star said.
Marsha Mathers has been on the road to recovery since 2008 when checked himself into rehab and started the 12-step program.
If you are acquainted with his rapping, then you must know that he has talked about his addiction in his songs.
His decision to go into rehab had came after he nearly lost his life to an accidental overdose.
‘In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,’ he told Men’s Journal in 2015.
‘I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas.
‘The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.’
But then he started working out.
‘When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,’ he added.
‘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. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them.’
Rapper Royce Da 5’9 congratulated the singer on Friday: ‘Happy sobriety birthday to my mentor @Eminem … Keep fighting the good fight homie … I love you for life.’
Eminem appeared at Coachella last weekend and is expected to be on the show again on Sunday.