Eminem is celebrating his sobriety. On Saturday morning, the Detroit rapper went on Twitter to announce that he has been sober for 11 years.
Marshal Mathers shared a photo of a coin in his open palm with the inscribed words: “To Thine Own Self Be True.” There is a triangle marked with the words: “Unity, Service, Recovery.” The rapper captioned the photo: “11 years – still not afraid.”
Last year between headlining sets at Coachella, Eminem also shared a photo of the medallion to commemorate his sober anniversary.
Mathers has been extremely open about his battle with addiction, especially his personal war with prescription drugs. Eminem experienced a near-death experience from an accidental overdose back in 2007 after his addiction. At the time, Marshall Mathers was taking up to 20 pills a day.
Eminem has even named several albums about his drug abuse and his treatment including Relapse, Recovery and Revival. On the track Castle from Revival, Eminem writes letters to his 23-year-old daughter Hailie Jade. He explains to her how he overdosed on methadone and nearly died on her 12th birthday.
The 46-year-old Enimen has admitted that it took him several attempts at rehab before he was able to stay sober. In 2015, the Rap God lyricist said he used exercise to replace the drugs.
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,” Mathers told Men’s Journal. “Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.”