April 20 is a date that has well-appointed Eminem in the calendar. Each year when it reaches this dating the rapper american has reason to celebrate, a few that have nothing to do with his music or any birthday, but because every time he comes this day is a year clean of drugs and alcohol.
As it could not be otherwise, this April 20, 2020 has been no different and the rapper has celebrated twelve years of sobriety. A new achievement that has been shared with all his followers on Instagram, where she has shared the picture of his medal of sobriety, with the number 12 and in the that we read the words “recovery”, “unit” and “service”. Next to she has written in the description of the post: “A dozen clean, for the books. I am not afraid”.
The artist has behind him a hard past in which he was linked to drugs. As acknowledged by himself in some interviews he was addicted to pills such as Ambien, Valium and Vicodin. Now 12 years have passed since she decided to leave her addiction after suffering a drug overdose in 2007 that took him to the hospital.
“If I had arrived at the hospital about two hours later, he would be dead. My organs were closed. My liver, kidneys, everything. They had to be to undergo dialysis,” he says of the hard episode in an interview. After the overdose became to suffer a relapse and it was then when he decided to enter rehab to get out of the situation in which he found himself. “I walked all day around my house looking at my children and thinking that any day he would die”.
From that moment, 12 years have passed, but Eminem holds strong, and each April 20, celebrated in the social networks with their coins of sobriety.
Eminem -whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III – released his first album in 1996, Infinite, even though it was not until 1999 that he became famous with his second album, The Slim Shady LPwhich earned him his first Grammy Best Rap Album.