Famous rapper Eminem is celebrating a decade of sobriety and decided to share this special moment with everyone on his social media accounts. So, on Saturday, he shared the happy news through a photo of him holding the 10-year AA chip, a present he received as recognition for his incredible achievement. The token has the official Alcoholics Anonymous triangle of unity, service and recovery. There is also a big X at the center, marking the ten years of sobriety.
Actually, fans might know that the 45-year old rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, has previously opened up about his struggle with addiction and the events that made his stay sober for a decade. In a 2015 interview, Eminem talked about the time he accidentally overdosed on pills back in 2007. When he ended up in the hospital he was about 230 pounds. The rapper explained that the coating of the Vicodin and Valium that he was taking made holes in his stomach. So, in order to avoid the terrible stomachaches, he would continuously eat.
Eminem celebrates a decade of sobriety
The rapper remembered that when he got out of rehab, he started running, which gave him a natural endorphin high. It helped him lose weight and sleep. Recently, Eminem released his 9th studio album, Revival. The track he called Castle is an apology for his 22-year old daughter Hailie. There are three separate letters in it, in which her father says that he is sorry for everything.
In a December interview, the rapper also explained that the final track on this album, Arose, ends with the sound of pills being flushed down the toilet. That acted as a symbol for his decision to get sober and leave addiction behind. And it seems that for ten years, he was successful and hopes to continue to be.
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