Eminem marks 16 years of sobriety as he shows off his new recovery chip

Eminem is celebrating a milestone 16 years of sobriety this year.

The American rapper, 51, proudly shared a picture of his recovery badge to his more than 42million Instagram followers on Sunday, showing the number ”16″ embellished on the front, alongside the words “unity,” “service” and “recovery”.

The post got more than 887,000 thousand likes and fans and followers congratulated the Without Me hitmaker in the comments.

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Musician John Mayer commented a knuckles emoji, while music manager Paul Rosenberg wrote: “Sweet 16. So proud of you.”

Back in 2020, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, marked 12 years of sobriety and a picture of his 12-years pin.

“Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid,” he wrote.

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In 2007, the rapper, considered one of the greatest of all time, suffered a near-fatal drug overdose which reportedly pushed him to get sober.

He reportedly told The New York Times about his accidental overdose that it was from methadone: “I didn’t know it was methadone. I used to get pills wherever I could.”

“I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.”

In 2022, during his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech, Eminem attributed music to ”saving his life”.

“I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight because of a couple of reasons… I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which kind of sucked,” he said.

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He previously said on the Paul Pod: Curtain Call 2 podcast that he felt “really happy” when the drugs left his system.

“I remember when I first got sober and all the s— was out of my system, I remember just being, like, really happy and everything was f—ing new to me again,” he said about making music afterwards.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline on 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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