‘Drugs were f**king delicious!’ Eminem admits almost dying from his 2007 overdose ‘kind of sucked’ and insists music ‘saved his life’ as he’s inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In September, he revealed that ‘it took a long time’ for his brain to start working again following his December 2007 overdose.

And now, Eminem admitted that almost dying from the methadone overdose ‘kind of sucked’ and insisted that music ‘saved his life’ as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on Saturday.

The rapper, 50, asked his daughter Hailie Jade Mathers, 26, to cover her ears while at the ceremony in Los Angeles‘ Microsoft Theatre, as he talked about his addiction and confessed that he found ‘drugs f**king delicious.’

Candid: Eminem, 50, admitted almost dying from a 2007 overdose 'kind of sucked' and that music 'saved his life' as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on Saturday

 

Candid: Eminem, 50, admitted almost dying from a 2007 overdose ‘kind of sucked’ and that music ‘saved his life’ as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on Saturday

Eminem – whose real name is Marshall Mathers – said: ‘I realise what an honour it is right now to be here up here tonight, and what a privilege it is to do the music that I love.

‘Music basically saved my life… I’ll keep this as painless as possible, I’m f****** stuttering and s***. I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight because of a couple of reasons.

‘I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which kind of sucked. Hailie, plug your ears. Because drugs were f****** delicious. I thought we had a good thing going on, but I had to go and f*** it all up – goddamn.’

The camera then panned to his daughter, who pursed her lips and shook her head, while her father continued: ‘Hold on, I lost my mother****** spot… did I say, I said drugs were delicious, right?

Eminem opens up on making music again after his 2007 overdose

Throwback: Eminem was fighting an addiction to prescription meds when he was hospitalised in December 2007 after overdosing on methadone before going to rehab (Pictured in 2008)

Throwback: Eminem was fighting an addiction to prescription meds when he was hospitalised in December 2007 after overdosing on methadone before going to rehab (Pictured in 2008)

Yikes: He asked his daughter Hailie Jade Mathers, 26, to cover her ears while at the ceremony as he talked about his addiction and confessed that he found 'drugs f**king delicious'

 

Yikes: He asked his daughter Hailie Jade Mathers, 26, to cover her ears while at the ceremony as he talked about his addiction and confessed that he found ‘drugs f**king delicious’

‘And finally, I had to really fight my way through man to try and breakthrough in this music, and I’m so honoured and I’m so grateful that I’m even able to be up here doing hip-hip music, man, because I love it so much.’

Eminem also performed at the 37th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, opening with a version of his 1999 song ‘My Name Is’ and following it with ‘Rap God’ and ‘Sing for the Moment’.

The rapper was fighting an addiction to prescription medication when he was hospitalised in December 2007 after overdosing on methadone before going to rehab.

He has previously admitted his addictions to Vicodin, Valium, Ambien and methadone started while he was filming the semi-autobiographical 2002 film 8 Mile.

He told Rolling Stone magazine in 2011: ‘We were doing 16 hours on the set and you had a certain window where you had to sleep. One day somebody gave me an Ambien, and it knocked me the f*** out. I was like, ”I need this all the time”.’

Opening up: Eminem has opened up about his near-fatal 2007 overdose in 2007 and subsequent road to recovery (Pictured in Los Angeles in February)

 

Opening up: Eminem has opened up about his near-fatal 2007 overdose in 2007 and subsequent road to recovery (Pictured in Los Angeles in February)

In September, during an intimate interview on the Paul Pod podcast, hosted by the Grammy winner’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg, 51, Eminem revealed of his overdose, ‘It took a long time for my brain to start working again.’

After the overdose, The Real Slim Shady artist went back to using again, but he was scared by the near-death experience and entered rehab, and finally got sober in April 2008.

In the chat, his manager Rosenberg asked: ”And some of them took you a minute to adjust to—let’s just leave it at that. So, you’re learning how to rap again almost literally, right?’ ‘Because it’s the first time, probably, you were creating without having substances in your body in…however many years, right?’

Eminem interjected: ‘Didn’t you ask the doctors when I first started rapping again, didn’t you say, “I just wanna make sure he doesn’t have brain damage”?’ to which admitted: ‘I thought you might have some permanent problems. I was concerned, for sure.’

The songwriter admitted in an interview with Vulture in 2017, that the music he created while addicted and in recovery were not his best.

‘Encore (the album before his overdose) was mediocre, and with Relapse, —it was the best I could do at that point in time,’ he said.

‘I was so scatterbrained that the people around me thought that I might have given myself brain damage. I was in this weird fog for months.

‘Like, literally I wasn’t making sense; it had been so long since I’d done vocals without a ton of Valium and Vicodin. I almost had to relearn how to rap.’

Valium: During his recovering, doctors tried to stabilize the rapper's condition. Eminem revealed that he was taking '75 to 80 valium a night' (Pictured in Los Angeles in  2005)

 

Valium: During his recovering, doctors tried to stabilize the rapper’s condition. Eminem revealed that he was taking ’75 to 80 valium a night’ (Pictured in Los Angeles in  2005)

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