Eminem deserves our praise.
The “Venom” rapper took to Instagram this weekend to acknowledge an important milestone in his life.
The 46-year-old, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, has always been very open about his past addictions to substance abuse.
“Within a month I had relapsed,” he said about an incident in 2007 in which he was admitted to hospital for an overdose. “And I was just walking around my house thinking every single day, ‘I’m going to f***ing die.’ I’m looking at my kids, and I need to be here for this.”
His three children, Alaina, Hailie, and Whitney, is what the musician credits as helping him get sober.
And now, he has celebrated 11 years on the straight and narrow.
Posting a picture of his sobriety coin, Eminem captioned the photo, “11 years — still not afraid,” in reference to his 2010 song “Not Afraid” off his album Recovery.
We’re pleased that he has not lost himself.