Eminem marks 11 years of sobriety


LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Eminem performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV)

Rapper Eminem is celebrating 11 years of sobriety. 

In a tweet and Instagram post over the weekend, the Detroit rapper showed his sobriety chip commemorating the special occasion. 

“11 years – still not afraid,” he captioned the photo.


11 years – still not afraid.

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Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, opened up about his near-fatal overdose in 2007 on his ninth studio album “Revival,” which was released in Dec. 2017. 

“I used to get pills wherever I could,” the rapper told The New York Times in 2010. “I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.”

In a 2015 interview with Men’s Journal, Eminem said he replaced addiction with exercise.  

“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,” he said. “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,” he added. “One addiction for another, but one that’s good for them.”

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