In a rare interview, Eminem talks about using music as therapy

The real Slim has always been what Eminem has given the world.

The “Lose Yourself” rapper was asked how talking about mental health and addiction in his art helped him heal while making an appearance on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning with Westside Boogie.

Eminem, 49, responded, “I believe that’s one of the amazing things about rap music is that you can put so much of your life into it. It’s always been therapeutic for me, so that’s how it is.

The Detroit musician is known for incorporating personal experiences into his music. He has spoken openly about everything from his difficult upbringing to his troubled marriage to ex-wife Kim Scott to his relationship with his family, which includes his 26-year-old daughter Hailie Jade.

He is equally open in interviews about his previous drug addiction to prescription medications, a subject he rapped extensively about on his seventh studio album, Recovery, and frequently brings up in interviews.

He revealed to Men’s Journal in 2015 that he “overdosed on medications in 2007 and went to the hospital.” “I weighed almost 230 pounds.”

I have some theories, but I’m not sure how I became so huge. The coating on the Vicodin and Valium I’d been taking for years creates a hole in your stomach, so I was always eating and eating poorly to prevent stomach pain. “

But in 2008, Eminem enrolled himself in a 12-step treatment center and quit drinking. The 8 Mile actor posted a photo of his chip on Instagram on April 20, 2020, to mark 12 years of abstinence. He captioned the picture, “Clean dozen, in the books!” “I’m not scared,”