Eminem on Past Drug Use: ‘My Bottom Was Going to Be Death’
Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, opens up about his scary addiction to pills in the new documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.”
In the film from producers Bert Marcus and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier, Eminem revealed that he almost died during one overdose.
"Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died," Eminem said. "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.”
The 40-year-old rapper, who entered rehab for sleeping pill addiction in 2005 and addressed the problem in his 2010 album “Recovery,” has admitted in the past to taking 10 to 20 Vicodin (painkillers) pills daily.
The Detroit native said in the film that it was hard for him to realize that he had a problem since he wasn't abusing drugs like crack or heroin. "I don't know what point exactly it started to be a problem, I just remember liking it more and more.”
When friends would try to help, Eminem said he'd get irate. “I would say, 'Get that f**king person outta here, I can't believe they said that shit to me… I'm not out there putting coke up my nose, I'm not smoking crack. I literally thought I could control it."
Mathers concluded, "It's been a learning process. 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."
He added, "So I would say to anybody, 'It does get better, you know. It just does.'"
Check out the trailer for "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"!