Eminem Relates To Michael Jackson Over Prescription Drug Problem

Em says he understands what the King of Pop may have been going through with drug dependency.

Eminem recently compared his struggles with drugs to that of Michael Jackson's own public battle with prescription medication, sharing that on any given day, he used to swallow up to 90 pills.

"It's very similar to what I've read about Michael," Em said. "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 has regularly alluded to his previous addiction to prescription medicine, which began during his 8 Mile filming in 2002. "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."

His last two albums, Relapse and Recovery recount his experience, including his road to sobriety. Eminem is currently gearing up to take Saturday Night Live's stage with Lil Wayne.

28 Comments

  • Anonymous

    kinda ironic that theyd have their issues but they're alike in many ways

  • Anonymous

    Its good that Em cleaned up....Too bad Michael couldnt have done the same but too many idiotic people stressing the man out....

  • Benzino

    Hi my name is benzino, I want Eminems asshole

  • sup

    Wow 40 to 60 valium thats crazy. He was makin fun of Michael in just lose it video though so whys he talkin bout him on a level like this..

  • em

    thats crazy he is lucky that he is alive becuase i use to take pills to the same he was takin and there is no way i could of take that much in one day and the person that said a kid can take that many is a fuckin idoit they dont even give kids those pills asshole

  • yeah

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    • Anonymous

      Thats makes sense February....Cause usually a promo for a grande level artist starts 2-3 months and create a huge buzz....Now with the KUSH video coming out I am sure that we are actually going to see Detox...So far KUSH has me interested....I thought I were never going to see it in life LoL...

  • yeah

    http://www.thisisbuckwild.com/?p=4675 Dr. Dre Announces Detox Features & Release Date Posted on Nov 19th 2010 by Buck Wild. In a press release that was revealed this morning, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Eminem, Jay-Z, La Roux and Game are revealed to be features on Detox (which is said to be finally dropping in February).

  • yeah

    http://www.thisisbuckwild.com/?p=4675

  • Anonymous

    Please, 12 year olds take stronger shit in bigger quantities then Em was taking. Unless he's not telling the whole story of what he was doing he should just stop crying.

    • fuck you

      yea im sure...heres another eminem hater people

    • Anonymous

      you're full of shit, there is no way a 12 year old could possibly take that many drugs and live.

    • fukukno

      Anonymous: Please, 12 year olds take stronger shit in bigger quantities then Em was taking. Unless he's not telling the whole story of what he was doing he should just stop crying. Posted14 minutes ago | Reply »...... ??????? 12 year olds take more than 90 pills stronger than vicodin and valium? which ones?

  • Anonymous

    fuck that bullshit, em you cant relate to no king of pop! gtfoh

    • Anonymous

      Umm yeah he could. both had a hard time handeling their fame and lock themselves away in their own castles taking drugs on a daily basis just to feel normal. its called a chemical dependancy and they cant function without them

    • dmize-one

      actually he could... commin from someone who is strugglin with addiction myself he could easily relate to MJ... it takes an addict (or former addict) to truly understand what an addict goes threw on a day to day.. *waits for the corny hype jokes*

  • truth

    Prescription pills are made from the chemical in opium that gets u high. So if u use pills ur basically a heroin addict without the needles. Stop using pills people.

  • Anonymous

    maybe more people will take his lead and stop doing prescription pills for recreation and then becoming dependent on them. never heard about that shit happening with weed.

    • Anonymous

      there is no such thing a marijuana dependancy. its just an excuse. when you're not baked you dont go through the pai that heroine, meth and pain pill addicts go through. if you get dependant on weed you're just a pussy

    • Doc

      how many people od from cigarrettes? doesn't make them any less addictive or deadly jus coz nobody ods

    • ok

      @ doc - how many of them od'ed on weed though?

    • Doc

      then you must live in a cave millions of people have weed dependancy and feel the need to get baked every single day, i spent 5 years get baked everyday, wakin n bakin n continue on throughout the entire day and night and especially in hip hop theres tens of thousands of people who blaze all day every day including dozens of rappers who speak about blazin constantly on wax

    • nelson

      AMEN on the pot smokage

  • Tekt

    Whatever nigga. Coming from the same fake ass bitch who was making fun of him in the just lose it video

    • Doc

      yep thats the differance between them Em never had celebs bashin him n clownin him publically making him feel he needed to take drugs to escape it can relate psssh muthafucka please YOU PROLLY MADE SHIT WORSE FOR MJ

  • HRH Louisx

    "You're only a Customer" - Jay-Z

  • DJ Blur

    WTF eminem don't you know millions of fans love you and would be sad to miss you gone..and your daughter and your new daughter.. Thank God you got clean

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