Eminem Opens Up About Drug Addiction
Rapper reveals: 'My bottom was going to be death'...
Eminem has revealed that he was close to death after overdosing on pills during his drug addiction.
The rapper discusses the full and horrifying extent of his addiction to prescription drugs in a new documentary entitled How To Make Money Selling Drugs.
In a preview of the film, released on YouTube, the 40-year-old revealed how he thought he "could control" the addiction because they were prescription pills.
"I don't know what point exactly it started to be a problem, I just remember liking it more and more," he explained.
But the Recovery star ended up in hospital after an overdose.
"Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died," he went on. "My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything. They were gonna have to put me on dialysis, they didn't think I was gonna make it.
"My bottom was going to be death."
Thankfully the rapper - real name Marshall Mathers - turned his life around, and confessed that getting clean had been a learning experience.
He said: "I'm growing. I just couldn't believe that anybody could be naturally happy or naturally function or be just enjoying life in general without being on something."
And he had advice for anybody battling drug addiction, saying: "It does get better, you know. It just does."
The documentary - which features interviews with drug dealers, DEA agents and celebrities - was released in selected US cinemas last week and is available on iTunes.