His fans think that because Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time, he has a perfect life. But the reality is that he’s human too and has experienced horrific adversity in his life. He went through valium addiction and was gobbling 20 pills per day before he went to rehab (via KCRA).
Furthermore, he ballooned up in weight and this also affected his mental health. Eminem also suffered a methadone overdose after his friend’s death. He knew that drugs would kill him if he didn’t get clean. The legendary Elton John helped him through his second trauma. Overall, it appears the rehab helped as he maintains a strong presence in the music world long after storming onto the scene in the late 1990s.