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Eminem On His Addiction (Video)

blame it on Shake June 15, 2010

Eminem sits down with CNN to speak on facing his drug addiction demons.

“It took me awhile to admit I actually did have a problem,” the musician said. “In the hip-hop world that I live in, it can be mistaken for weakness and the last thing you want to do in hip-hop is admit that you’re weak. But if I didn’t admit I was weak with this certain thing I was going to die.”

When asked how close he was to death, the artist responded that he “was certainly a couple of hours away from death,” adding that he “overdosed and almost died.”

The full interview can be seen on Showbiz Tonight this Tuesday at 5PM EST on HLN.