Rapper Eminem, 49, has appeared on the radio show ‘Sway in the Morning’ on his Sirius XM Radio channel 45, where he was asked about rapping about mental health. “Rap has therapeutic power. I think that’s one of the best things about rap music… is that you can put so much of your life into it.” the 15-time Grammy winner revealed by phone.
The musician, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has shared some of the most intimate moments of his life with his fans through his music. In fact, he wrote several verses about his pill addiction on his album ‘Recovery’ in 2010.
In an interview with ‘Men’s Journal’ in 2015, Eminem talked about his 2007 drug overdose and how he beat his addiction through a lot of exercise. “In 2007, I overdosed on pills and went to the hospital. He weighed about 200 kilos. I’m not sure how I got to be this big, but I have an idea,” he told the publication. “The layer of Vicodin and Valium that I took for years leaves a hole in my stomach, so to avoid stomach pain, I ate constantly, and I ate poorly,” then confessed.
Earlier this year, the rapper performed at the 2022 Super Bowl alongside Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and surprise guest 50 Cent.
After performing his Oscar and Grammy-winning song ‘Lose Yourself’ at SoFi Stadium, Eminem got down on one knee and held his head in his hand as Dr. Dre sang some of Tupac’s ‘I Ain’t Mad at Cha’ in a tribute .
Last May it was announced that the rapper will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the fall along with Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Carly Simon and Dolly Parton, among others.