Eminem celebrates reaching 12 years of sobriety


Eminem celebrated reaching 12 years of sobriety on Monday (April 20, 2020), as he shared a snap of his new chip on his Instagram page.

The 47-year-old singer, who has never made a secret of his drug issues in the past, posted a picture of a black coin which featured the inscription “One day at a time … Unity Service Recovery.”

Alongside the image, Eminem referenced his song Not Afraid as he wrote: “Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.”

The Grammy-award winning rapper has been sober since 2008 when he quit taking drugs a year after he overdosed on methadone.

Reflecting on the near-death experience in an interview in 2011, Eminem said: “The doctors told me I’d done the equivalent of four bags of heroin. They said I was about two hours from dying.

“Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn’t have taken it,’ he told the magazine. But as bad as I was back then, I can’t even say 100 per cent for sure… even when they told me I almost died, it didn’t click.”

Following Eminem’s post, he quickly received messages of congratulations from his celebrity friends, including male model Rudy Bundini, who commented: “Superstar.”

Kim Kardashian was also among the famous faces to “like” the post.