'Keep inspiring us': Fans celebrate Eminem's 16-year sobriety streak

'Keep inspiring us': Fans celebrate Eminem's 16-year sobriety streak
Eminem uploaded a photo of his hand holding a new chip commemorating the achievement of 16 years of sobriety (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Eminem has achieved a major milestone in his life which is not concerned with his music career. The legendary rapper marked 16 years sober on Saturday, April 20, sharing the milestone on Instagram with fans.

The Grammy winner, who was born Marshall Mathers, uploaded a photo of his hand holding a new chip commemorating the achievement, reported People.


 
 
 
 
 
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Eminem's captionless post was filled with messages of support 

The comments section of the captionless post was filled with messages of support and congratulations for the rapper. "Marshall!! So so so happy for you. Keep inspiring us 💜," commented one fan and another said, "We're all proud of you for being 16 years sober 💪."

"Incredible I got my 5 month chip things are getting so great!" shared one and another fan commented, "Congrats man on another year staying sober, we love you!"

"Sobriety coin?🔛," asked one user, and another penned, "Marshall we are so proud of you! We love you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️."


 
 
 
 
 
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Eminem previously suffered a near-fatal drug dose in 2007

The 'Till I Collapse' singer previously shared that a near-fatal drug overdose in 2007 was a wake-up call that inspired him to get sober after taking up to 20 pills a day.

"I remember when I first got sober and all the s**t was out of my system, I remember just being, like, really happy and everything was f*****g new to me again," Eminem said on Paul Rosenberg's 'Paul Pod' podcast in 2022.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Eminem performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards a
Eminem previously shared that a near-fatal drug overdose in 2007 was a wake-up call that inspired him to get sober after taking up to 20 pills a day (Getty Images)

Eminem replaced addiction with exercise

Besides crediting his kids, biological daughter Hailie Jade, and his two adopted children, Alaina and Stevie, for keeping him sober, Eminem also replaced “addiction with exercise.”

“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,” the rapper told Men’s Journal in 2015. “Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.”

Eminem added, “It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them,” per the outlet. 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Eminem performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards a
Besides crediting his kids for keeping him sober, Eminem also replaced addiction with exercise (Getty Images)

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