Eminem celebrated his 11 years of sobriety. The rapper, 46, posted a photo on his Instagram on Saturday, April 20, to share his excitement with fans.
Alongside a photo of his hand holding the medallion which he received to commemorate the milestone, the singer, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, wrote, "11 years — still not afraid."
The coin from Alcoholics Anonymous was stamped with the words "To thine own self be true" in addition to "Unity," "Service" and "Recovery."
Here's the post, check it out.
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Taryn Manning, who played his ex-girlfriend in the 2002 film 8 Mile, congratulated him in the comments section of the post.
She wrote, "Rad dude! Teach me your ways. The most admiration. You did it! And can still write like a fkn beast! Proud!"
Eminem almost died from an accidental overdose in 2007. In a 2015 interview with Men’s Journal, he opened up about his struggle with addiction.
He said at the time,
In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomach ache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.
He checked himself into rehab in 2008 and the rapper admitted that he was focusing on exercise after coming home from treatment.
The rapper was taking up to 20 pills a day as his addiction to Valium, Vicodin, Ambien and Methadone spiraled.
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