In the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs, he said: “Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything. They were going to have to put me on dialysis. They didn’t think I was going to make it. My bottom was going to be death.
“Within a month I had relapsed … and I was just walking around my house thinking every single day, I’m going to f—ing die. I’m looking at my kids, and I need to be here for this.”
During the height of his addiction, Eminem saw his weight balloon to 230 pounds and attributes the gain to trying to relieve the stomachaches caused by drugs such as Vicodin and Valium. “The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly,” he said at the time.