Eminem: ‘Elton Phones Once A Week’
Rapper explains why he and Elton John have a close connection...
Eminem credits Elton Johnwith helping him beat drug addiction and has revealed that the Grammy Awards, but it wasn’t until the release of his Encore album three years later that Eminem realised he needed help. "When I first wanted to get sober, I called [Elton] and spoke to him about it," he explained. "He's somebody who's in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands... the pressure and any other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs."
"I reached out to him and told him, 'Look, I'm going through a problem and I need your advice'."
Elton battled alcohol and cocaine addiction through his early career. He credits partner David Furnish, who he met in 1993, for finally helping him beat drink and drugs.