Eminem recently took to Instagram to celebrate a decade of sobriety. The rapper captioned the photo "Celebrated my 10 years yesterday," while holding up a coin given to members of Alcoholics Anonymous when they hit the 10-year milestone.
Us Weekly reminds everyone that Marshall Mathers was nearly killed after he accidentally overdosed 11 years ago. After overdosing on pills and ending up in the hospital, the singer and actor decided it was time to change his life for the better. By checking into rehab and focusing on exercising, Eminem was able to get himself clean – and stay clean.
The unfortunate truth is that the Hollywood spotlight is difficult and stressful for anyone to be in. This overwhelming stress has drove several celebrities to harmful addictions. Fortunately, Eminem isn't the only celebrity who was able to get his life together and kick the habit. In fact, there are many celebrities also focusing on and celebrating their sobriety as they live a cleaner and happier life.
1. Daniel Radcliffe
Known best for his role as star of Harry Potter, Daniel revealed that he was occasionally drunk on set during the end of the wizardly franchise, in an interview with Sky Arts. He noted he developed the addiction in a response to the stress associated with the success of playing the role of Harry Potter.
"I was living in constant fear of who I'd meet, what I might have said to them, what I might have done with them, so I'd stay in my apartment for days and drink alone. I was a recluse at 20. It was pathetic — it wasn't me. I'm a fun, polite person and it turned me into a rude bore. For a long time people were saying to me, 'We think you have a problem,' but in the end I had to come to the realization myself."
Known best as Iron Man, substance addiction caused a lot of trouble for Robert Downey, Jr. while providing tabloids with a lot of fresh material. Today, Downey has more than a decade-and-a-half of sobriety under his belt.