Eminem Celebrates 11 Years Of Being Drug And Alcohol Free

Eminem Celebrates Eleven Years Of Sobriety
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Apr. 20 2019, Updated 9:26 p.m. ET

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Congratulations are in order for Eminem!

The rapper, 46, is celebrating eleven years of sobriety, he announced on social media.

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, posted a picture of his sobriety pin with a caption that read, "11 years - still not afraid."

The "Real Slim Shady" hitmaker has not shied away from his dark days as a drug addict.

In 2013, Radar reported his interview with Rolling Stone where he reflected on his sobriety.

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"I'm as happy as I can be, I guess," Eminem revealed at the time.

"Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else. I think they have a word for that — what do they call it? Idiot savant?"

He admitted that the sudden mainstream popularity following the release of The Slim Shady LP album in 1999 triggered a dependence on drugs and alcohol which he used to ease the anxiety and paranoia experienced when he needed to go on stage.

He also opened up about his near death experience — a 2005 hospitalization resulting from a methadone overdose.

"I relapsed on drugs. It was a little creepy. I certainly had some dark times with that sh-t, mostly due to taking a lot of pills and f–king drooling on myself. It was a sh-tty time," he said.

"I know I probably shaved a few years off my life."

Drugs and alcohol unfortunately have affected his loved ones as well.

His ex-wife Kim Mathers was involved in a DUI accident on October 7, 2015 when her black Escalade flipped over after driving into a ditch. She suffered a concussion, broken wrist and broken toes, but later admitted that her intention was to take her own life.

Kim's twin sister and Eminem's sister-in-law Dawn Marie Scott also suffered from addiction. As Radar exclusively reported, the 41 year old died from a heroin overdose while in a mobile home at the Motor City Trailer Park in January 2016.

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