In the new documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, Marshall Mathers opens up about his battle with drug addiction.
Mathers, better known as Eminem, said that he came dangerously close to dying from his pill addiction.
Mathers said: “When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of ‘Ahh.’ Like everything was not only mellow, but [I] didn’t feel any pain. I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more.”
Emimen said that he hard time realizing that he had a problem and would turn away anyone who tried to help him.
Mathers said: People would try to tell me that I had a problem and I would tell them to go the F**k away. I’d say ‘They know nothing about my life. Are they out of their minds?’ You’re struggling with the argument of ‘do I have a problem’ and I honestly thought that I could control it.”
The singer wasn’t able to control himself, however, and nearly met his death due to an overdose.
Mathers said: “Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything… They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn’t think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death.”
Marshal Mathers has talked about his battle with drugs in the past. In 2010, he opened up about his pill addiction on the album Recovery.
The new movie, which focuses on the United States’ war on drugs, opens this Friday. In addition to the Marshall Mathers interview, the new documentary also includes interviews with celebrities like Woody Harrelson and Russell Simmons.
Here’s a clip of Eminem talking about his drug problems from the new movie.