Eminem: 'I Was On Michael Jackson's Crash Course To Drug Dependency'

EMINEM can sympathise with MICHAEL JACKSON because the rapper's well-documented drug issues turned him into an insomniac mess.
The Lose Yourself hitmaker has opened up about his past drug hell in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, revealing he started taking sleeping pills while he was shooting biographical movie 8 Mile - so he could turn off his brain and relax when he wasn't filming.
But he quickly became dependent on sleep medication and then built up his tolerance against the prescription drugs, turning to other pills to help him relax.
He soon became an addict to Valium, Vicodin and other drugs and admits he was "f**ked up every night" on the Anger Management Tour in 2005.
Eminem reveals, "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. Than, 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. The Ambien would put me over the top to go to sleep."
But a series of Christmas overdose dramas sent Eminem into rehab and counselling and now he can look back and thank his good fortune that he didn't become a sad insomniac like tragic Jackson.
He tells the publication, "Toward the end, I don't think the s**t (drugs) would put me to sleep for more than two hours. It's very similar to what I've read about Michael. 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."


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Isn't this the same dude that made fun of Michael in his video, "Just Lose It"? Oh well, he did apologize, tho. I guess it's the same old redemption song again...
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Peace to you..........
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Idiot! Michael had insomnia for decades and it was NOT drug related. It was from a combination of stress and lupus. Table 3A from the autopsy report, please everyone look at it, someone addicted to medications does not have leftover tablets from months prior--that is not how that works. The media has made Michael out to be an addict and most people, including some of his own family, are too stubborn and/or ignorant to know the difference. Drug use is not drug abuse. Michael was not asking for drugs throughout the night--Murray said he slept fine, the entire night, just the night BEFORE he suddenly was demanding this and that. One phrase--Conrad Murray is a liar. Why is what we need to figure out.
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I wanted to add that obviously Eminem had an addiction based on the info above--taking that many pills in one day is hideous. However, since I doubt most people will go view Table 3A from the autopsy report I will give a quick rundown so people understand what I am getting at with Michael. The relevant drugs Michael had scripts for: was Restoril (benzo) filled 12/2008. He had 30 capsules given and 3 left over (remember, he died 6 months later). He had Ativan filled in late April, 30 tablets given with 9 left over. He had clonzepam filled in April, 30 tablets and 8 left over. These were all to take as needed at bedtime. The Valium was filled on 4 days before he died--he could take 4 a day, only 3 missing over that 4-day period. That information does not support abuse or addiction. The IV drugs Murray gave, which killed him, Michael had no control over when or how much was given to him. Hopefully everyone gets what I am getting at with that comment...
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