Eminem is lucky to be alive and just about a lock to be a week away from going triple platinum on his latest album Recovery. In his 21st week on the charts Em continues to move units as he came in at the 11th spot on the Billboard charts moving 34,535 units making his total 2,971,000 sales.
This could have never came into reality for the hip hop superstar as he says he relates to the struggle with his prescription pill addiction to that of Michael Jackson.
“It’s very similar to what I’ve read about Michael. I don’t know exactly what he was doing, but I read that he kept getting up in the middle of the night, asking for more [drugs]. That’s what I was doing.”
Eminem says on any given day, he would take up to 90 pills.
As Em continued he states that “I was taking so many pills that I wasn’t even taking them to get high anymore. I was taking them to get normal…I want to say in a day I could consume anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium. And Vicodin? Maybe 20, 30.
“My everyday regimen would be, wake up in the morning and take an extra strength Vicodin and it’d be Vicodin throughout the day. Then, as the evening crept up, I’d start with a Valium or two, or three, or four. And every hour on the hour, I’d pop four or five more.”
Keep up the good work staying clean Em, I’d like to se at least 3 more albums from you.