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Eminem Celebrates 10 Years Drug-Free

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Eminem Celebrates 10 Years Drug-Free

Eminem has posted a photo on social media to mark 10 years of being sober and drug-free.

Since sharing the photograph on his Twitter and Instagram account the star has been inundated with congratulations and praise from fans.

The 45-year-old rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, has been open about his battles with addiction in the past, revealing that he was taking up to 30 Vicodin a day as well as 'anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium'.

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Speaking in documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, he said: "I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more."

He went on to describe that because he was taking prescription pills, he never felt that he really had a problem, saying: "People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, 'Get that fuking person outta here.' I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not out there fucking putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack."

However, in 2007 he overdose on methadone and landed himself in trouble, speaking about the horrifying experience to MTV, he said: "The doctors told me I'd done the equivalent of four bags of heroin...Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died.

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"My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything."

He added, "They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death."

Despite vowing to pack in the drugs, he said he relapsed within a month of being released, but after looking at his kids and thinking he needed to be there for them he set himself a gruelling detox programme.

WATCH: RARE FOOTAGE SHOWS EMINEM AND DR DRE IN THE STUDIO FOR THE FIRST TIME

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"I was literally up for 24 hours a day for three weeks straight," he said.

As well as not sleeping he also had to 'regain motor skills' and 'regain talking skills', but he had a message for anyone going through something similar: "It does get better," he added.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Eminem

Topics: Music, Inspirational, Drugs, US Entertainment, Eminem

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