Here’s an odd couple for you. Sir Elton John has been helping rapper Eminem fight his drug problem for the past year-and-a-half. The British star tells a slew of British media:
“I’ve been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he’s doing brilliantly. I’m there if people want my help. If people ask for help you tell them where to go but there’s no point advising people if they don’t want to do it.”
In May 2009, Eminem admitted his drug addiction, saying that he’d suffered from a downward spiral of prescription drugs, taking as many as 20 Vicodin, Ambien and Valium in one day.
“The numbers got so high. I don’t even know what I was taking,” he tells Vibe magazine
Since being clean, Eminem has even talked about how his music has improved (I’m not sure how it can get much better, he’s amazing), and that he’s hearing beats differently. It will be great to hear his latest album…keep up the hard work Eminem; we’re so proud of you!!