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Eminem: "I Overdosed and Almost Died"

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If you are a fan of Eminem, then you will have to dig up CNN on your tv tonight. Showbiz Tonight scored an interview with the tortured rapper. He talked about his relapse into drug addiction and his brush with death. See the promo video here.

It took me awhile to admit I actually did have a problem,” the musician said. “In the hip-hop world that I live in, it can be mistaken for weakness and the last thing you want to do in hip-hop is admit that you’re weak. But if I didn’t admit I was weak with this certain thing I was going to die. I was certainly a couple of hours away from death. I overdosed and almost died.”

 

Eminem fell back into the dependency after going through a knee surgery and finding himself hunting for relief. He wasn’t given any pain killers and immediately started to to crave relief.

I started looking around my house to see if I had a stash box of Vicodin,” he said. “I’m ransacking my house, finally find something in the basement, in a little napkin, seven and a half Vicodin — the big extra-strength ones — and a few Valium.”

 

Now, he is back and claims to be on a solid road. This inspired his latest album “Recovery” which is coming across some issues. It leaked to the net just two weeks before its release date. Since the leak, the album will be released a day earlier than its original June 22nd date. A video game, has also picked up several Eminem songs include a few from “Recovery.”

Rihanna also made an appearance for Em’s mini-concert held at the Staples Center. They joined forces for the song “Love the Way You Lie.”

[Showbiz Tonight]

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