Eminem claims music saved him from his demons

Eminem claims music saved him from his demons

Eminem believes hip-hop "saved his life".

The 41-year-old rapper claims his musical talent stopped him from destroying his life because he knew he was good at it, which gave him an incentive to pursue it as a career and make a name for himself.

He said: "Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else. I think they have a word for that -- what do they call it? Idiot savant?"

However, the 'Berzerk' star - who was hospitalised in 2007 after a suspected methadone overdose - admits he's fallen off the bandwagon a number of times, which could have ended his career.

Eminem claims music saved him from his demons

Speaking to Rolling Stones magazine, he explained: "I relapsed on drugs. It was a little creepy. I certainly had some dark times with that s***, mostly due to taking a lot of pills and f****** drooling on myself. It was a s***** time.

"I know I probably shaved a few years off my life."

Eminem recently admitted he is unsure of what to expect from the future, but knows he'll never quit music completely.

(A few naughty words in the video, nothing too bad though!)

He said earlier this week: "I don't know what the plan is for the near future but I do know there'll be other things coming up, other projects things like that that I'll probably get into working on. I always write and I probably always will.

"At whatever point I decide I'm probably going to put the mic down, whatever happens with that, I do feel I always want something to do with the music. So whether it's producing or whatever ends up happening I just want something to do with it. Music is always going to be in my head along with myself that's trapped in it."

More in this Section

Two Irish celebs join the line-up for 2019’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!Two Irish celebs join the line-up for 2019’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

Viewers ecstatic as Ant and Dec find out they are familyViewers ecstatic as Ant and Dec find out they are family

‘Fearful’ Nadine Coyle explains why she is doing I’m A Celebrity‘Fearful’ Nadine Coyle explains why she is doing I’m A Celebrity

The Crown star Tobias Menzies: I am more of a republicanThe Crown star Tobias Menzies: I am more of a republican


Lifestyle

The Cosmetify Index reveals the cosmetics companies that are generating the most buzz online – and Dubai-based Huda Kattan has the top spot.Huda Beauty tops the 10 ‘most popular’ beauty brands this year

Read the script of Kya deLongchamps’ kitchen-sink drama to set the scene to make an informed choice when selecting this home essentialTake the plunge: Read this checklist before you splash out on your new kitchen sink

SOMETIMES, the journey is more important than the destination. And sometimes, we just want to sit at home eating a bag of jelly beans, while thinking about more jelly beans. Life is only as significant or special as we make it.GameTech: Death Stranding is a divisive, beautiful journey packaged in a cool world

Former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll tells Richard Purden about the mad times when five Manc-Irish lads became one of the biggest rock bands in the worldNot looking back in anger: Former Oasis drummer looks back at the mad times of one of the biggest rock bands in the world

More From The Irish Examiner