Eminem’s latest album is titled “Recovery,” and with good reason. The 37-year-old superstar overcame addictions to to Vicodin, Valium, Ambien and Methadone. He told the New York Times in an interview that the reason he stays sober is his kids (he has three daughters) and that he doesn’t know where he mother lives. Excerpts from the interview next:
When asked if his mother still lives in Detroit: I’m not sure, to be honest. It’d be very hard to repair that relationship.
On his drugs of choice: Vicodin, Valium and Ambien, and toward the end, which caused my overdose, methadone. I didn’t know it was methadone. I used to get pills wherever I could.I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.
On how he stays sober: My kids, and also I see a rehab counselor once a week. I’ve been clean for two years.
On whether he’s a good dad: Yes. My kids — I love them so much, and they’ve helped me through so many things.
Read the entire interview here.