How 21 Rappers Responded To Near-Death Experiences

Eminem

Date: December 2007/January 2008

What Happened?: Marshall Mathers overdosed on pills around Christmas 2007 and relapsed only a month later.

How He Responded: It took some time, but Eminem eventually flushed the drugs out of his system and got back to writing rhymes. He detailed the affects of his addiction on his comeback album Relapse and his newfound perspective on life on the triumphant followup album Recovery. Since that time he's avoided doing full length tours because they're a trigger for his addiction. Although he put down the drugs he has picked up a new habit of jogging and claims to run as much as 17 miles a day.

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