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Eminem: Elton John Was My Celeb Drug Counselor

May 15 2009, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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Bad-boy rapper Eminem has revealed how he kicked drugs after Sir Elton John became his celebrity counselor.

The Detroit based star reportedly had become addicted to prescription medicine, booze and methadone, before the colorful British music legend stepped-in and helped to save his life from spiraling out of control.

Eminem told the UK Sun newspaper: “I talk to Elton a lot. We became friends, and I talk to him about things, career-wise.  He had substance abuse problem in the past. So when I wanted to get sober,  I called him because he’s somebody in the business who can relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be.   So I told him, ‘Look, I’m going through a problem, and I need your advice. ' ”

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Sir Elton and Eminem became friends after they performed at the Grammy’s together back in 2001.

The 62-year-old British star has been clean and sober for over 20 years after battling a booze and cocaine addiction that almost killed him.

And although he has a reputation for being the “Queen Of Mean” with his acid tongue, he has helped countless other celebs kick their addictions in recent years too.

Other stars to have benefited from Sir Elton ‘The Drugs Counselor’ include actor Robert Downey Jr, pop star Robbie Williams, supermodel Kate Moss and her former musician boyfriend Pete Doherty.


Maybe The Rocket Man should open-up his own celebrity rehab facility!

(Photo: Splash/WENN)



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