Eminem’s struggles with drug addiction is pretty well known. He talked about it in interviews, as well as his albums Relapse and Recovery. Now, in a new documentary, he makes an appearance … and discusses his problems further.
In the Matthew Cooke-directed How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Eminem details his past addiction to the pain reliever Vicodin, explaining how it nearly resulted in death.
Specifically, he touches on the moment he was first introduced to Vicodin and the feeling that followed.
“When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of ‘ahh.’ Like everything was not only mellow, but didn’t feel any pain,” Eminem revealed. “It just kind of numbed things… I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more. People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, ‘Get that f***kin’ person outta here. I can’t believe they said that sh** to me.’ They knew nothing about my f***kin’ life. Are they out of their f***in’ mind? I’m not out there shooting heroin. I’m not f***ing out there putting coke up my nose. I’m not smoking crack.”
Eminem’s addiction to the drug took a turn for the worse when the rapper found himself in the hospital, which he detailed in Cooke’s documentary.
“Had I have got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. 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 gonna be death,” said the rapper.
How To Make Money Selling Drugs dropped back in April, and includes appearances from 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, Freeway Ricky Ross, and more.