Eminem Opens Up About Prescription Drug Addiction

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit rapper Eminem is opening up about his drug addiction in a new documentary.

In a clip posted on YouTube, the performer, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, said he didn’t believe he had a drug problem because the pills he was taking were prescription.

He talked about the effect of Vicodin.

“Everything was not only mellow, but (I) didn’t feel any pain … It just kind of numbed things,” Mathers said. “I don’t know at what point it started to be a problem, but I just started liking it more and more. People tried to tell me I had a problem.”

Mathers said eventually Vicodin almost killed him.

“Had I have gotten to the hospital about two hours later, I would’ve died,” he said. “My organs were shutting down … my liver, kidneys, everything. They were gonna have to put me on dialysis — they didn’t think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death.”

Mathers’ interview is from a controversial documentary titled, “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.”

NOTE: The video clip contains explicit adult language. See it HERE.


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