Eminem Reveals 3 Yr Drug Habit That Could’ve Costed Him His Career
Rapper Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, 36, has revealed that during a failed attempt at rehab, he relapsed and struggled with a drug problem for 3 years, identifying his choice of album titles, “Relapse.”
In case you missed a recent report of Eminem’s feature in the June issue of hip hop magazine XXL, the rapper Eminem opened up about the drug problem that could have costed the rap star his career.
“I wasn’t ready mentally,” stated Em who hadn’t wrote rhymes in his 3 year drug stint. “I wasn’t ready to give up the drugs. I didn’t really think I had a problem,” Em added.
Detailing his lengthy struggle after relapsing Eminem continues, “I went in, and I came out. I relapsed, and I spent the next three years struggling with it.”
Though back with a new album, Eminem has shown that you can overcome a drug problem but he reveals that the drug problem could have ended his career if not for his choice to change and take time away from the “spotlight.”
“I felt like I wanted to pull back because my drug problem had got so bad,” revealed Eminem in the XXL feature that depicts the famed music recording artist as Marvel Comics’ The Punisher.
“I felt like, Maybe if I take a break, maybe this will help. I started to get into the producer role moreâ€¦ I can still be out there with my music, like with the Re-Up album, but I don’t have to be in the spotlight the whole time,” Em added.
Eminem also touched on how the death of his close friend ‘Proof’ hit him harder than others, so he thought, and somewhat fueled his addiction to drugs.
“Everyone felt his loss, from his kids, to his wife, to everyone. But, for some reason, in hindsight, the way I felt was almost like it happened to just me,” Eminem stated revealing how his drug problem may have played with his better judgement adding “Maybe at the time I was a little bit selfish with it.”
“I just went into such a dark place that, with everything, the drugs, my thoughts, everything. And the more drugs I consumed, and it was all depressants I was taking, the more depressed I became…” Eminem says in a reveal picture of his life.
Adding that “By the way, I’m just now at the point where I’m better talking about it,” Eminem reveals his strength and willingness to open up now, no matter the possible ridicule of his past, inorder to move on with his future.
Eminem’s XXL Magazine cover feature is set to hit stands on May 5, two weeks before the release of Eminem’s fifth solo album, Relapse, which is slated for release in stores on May 19.