Eminem Details 2007 Overdose & Rehab Recovery

Eminem sat down with Men’s Journal to talk about how the boxing film ‘Southpaw’ is similar to a real situation he went through in December 2007, when Slim Shady overdosed on pills and was taken to a hospital, where his addiction to Vicodin and Valium took over his life.

Check out some excerpt from the interview below.

“In 2009, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital, 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.”

“In need of a means to function sober, Shady turned to a new addiction: running. “I became a f****** hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. “I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds.”

“I guess I’m pretty compulsive working out,” he said. “I feel like if I step away from it for too long, if I have a crazy week and take a five-day break, it’ll be like starting over. I’m afraid that if it goes beyond that, I might lose the motivation. Once you’re at a place where you’ve made progress and you’ve got some time invested in it, you don’t wanna quit and give up what you started.”

“I still hate pullups. They’re a m***********, but I do them. I even fill out the log afterward. I guess I’m pretty compulsive working out. I feel like if I step away from it for too long, if I have a crazy week and take a five-day break, it’ll be like starting over. I’m afraid that if it goes beyond that, I might lose the motivation. Once you’re at a place where you’ve made progress and you’ve got some time invested in it, you don’t wanna quit and give up what you started” said Eminem.

source: thisis50.com

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