Eminem Nearly Died, He Tells CNN Showbiz Tonight


Showbiz Tonight’sBrooke Anderson had a chance to meet up with Eminem in a VIP lounge, and he talked about his new album, “Recovery” – which hits stores next Monday and also he really opened up about the trials he’s faced over the past several years.

This latest disc, Em said, reflects a healthier place in his life.

“Recovery feels better than ever,” the Detroit rapper said. “Feels like I’m me again.”

“It took me awhile to admit I actually did have a problem,” the musician said. “In the hip-hop world that I live in, it can be mistaken for weakness and the last thing you want to do in hip-hop is admit that you’re weak. But if I didn’t admit I was weak with this certain thing I was going to die.”

When asked how close he was to death, the artist responded that he “was certainly a couple of hours away from death,” adding that he “overdosed and almost died.”

But he pulled himself back from the brink and re-entered rehab with a more honest, committed attitude: “I had to admit I had a problem. I had to do it for myself,” Eminem said…

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