Eminem talks about his life-threatening medical scares

Eminem Health Problems


After surviving an overdose on pills in 2007, Eminem tackled two big problems at once: He vowed to get clean, and to lose his excess weight in the process. However, by doing so, he found himself in another dangerous place.

“I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach,” he said in a new column for Men’s Journal. “So to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.”



After that scare, Eminem turned to running, which gave him a natural endorphin high and also helped him sleep. But this soon turned into another problem:


I got an addict’s brain, and when it came to running, I think I got a little carried away. I became a f**king hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half,” he said. “I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds. I ran to the point where I started to get injured. All the constant pounding from the running began to tear up my hip flexors.


Unable to keep up the same pace, Eminem said he found a better balance with workout videos — even though he admitted he’s still “pretty compulsive [about] working out.”

“I feel like if I step away from it for too long, if I have a crazy week and take a five-day break, it’ll be like starting over. I’m afraid that if it goes beyond that, I might lose the motivation,” he said. “Once you’re at a place where you’ve made progress and you’ve got some time invested in it, you don’t wanna quit and give up what you started.”

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  • sanoga

    I feel bad for Eminem. His life is proof that money and success can’t buy you happiness or inner peace.

  • Alisson Leech

    He looks disgusting. Didn’t read the post. Took one look at his picture and was too grossed out to read.

    • Guest

      You’re the one who’s gross.

      • Alisson Leech

        I am not famous, so calling me gross is a misnomer.

  • Amanda Sipe

    Celebrities has a lot of resources for weight loss but not the normal man.

    The diet by celebrities is not possible to be followed by the common man because they do not have the same resources as the celebrities.

    There are numerous diet plans which are pretty expensive and moreover if you’re looking to the celebrity diet plans then they are even more expensive but there are some others which can be implemented within your monthly budget as well. I personally used the diet plan which was recommended by Lisa plog and have lost 22 pounds with the diet plan. I did not increase my monthly budget for implementing the diet plan. Google for “Lisa plog diet plans” and you would be able to find her diet.

    Instead of going for the expensive diet plans, just invest in a normal diet plan which has been tried and tested by others and you would be able to find a diet which actually works without spending a lot of money.

    • Alisson Leech

      He used to be fat?

  • So he went from fat to old.. I don’t know what’s worse XD

    • Geniya

      well you can always loose weight, but you can’t turn back the clock backwards. Everyone gets old but not everyone gets fat.

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