Eminem Celebrates 10 Years of Sobriety
Landing a headlining spot at Coachella was just part of Eminem's banner weekend — the rapper celebrated 10 years of sobriety, and an Instagram memorial posted in honor of the occasion drew massive support from fans.
In a post uploaded Sunday (April 22), Eminem held up a token that reads "Unity, Service, Recovery."
"Celebrated my 10 years yesterday," his caption reads, and fans were quick to offer their support.
"Holy s---. Congratulations. You should be beyond proud of yourself for reaching such an amazing milestone," one follower wrote, while another noted "Awesome!!! You are an inspiration to all of us in recovery! I will have a year the 3rd, God willing. I lost my fiancé 10 months ago to this illness. Thank you for showing people addiction/alcoholism isn’t a death sentence. There is a solution, we do recover one day at a time."
Eminem admitted during a 2011 New York Times interview that he nearly died from drug use in 2007, and said there were days when he was taking nearly 20 pills.
“I used to get pills wherever I could,” he said. “I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.”
He eventually credited his kids and exercise with helping him to get back on the right path.
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,” he told Men’s Journal in 2015. “Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.”