AceShowbiz - Rap superstar Eminem is celebrating a decade of sobriety. The "Lose Yourself" rapper took to Twitter on Saturday, April 21 to share his achievement with fans, after marking the milestone on Friday, April 20.
"Celebrated my 10 years yesterday," he captioned a photo of himself holding up his sobriety chip.
Celebrated my 10 years yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Xmm9MOIEam— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) 22 April 2018
Fans were quick to heap praise on the hip-hop hitmaker for the achievement, which also earned Eminem a congratulatory message from his longtime friend and collaborator, Royce da 5'9". "Happy sobriety birthday to my mentor @Eminem," he tweeted. "Keep fighting the good fight homie... I love you for life."
Happy sobriety birthday to my mentor @Eminem ... Keep fighting the good fight homie ... I love you for life 🙏🏿— ROYCE (@Royceda59) 21 April 2018
Eminem, 45, has been open about his drug demons in recent years, after overcoming addictions to prescription pills like Vicodin, Valium, and Ambien.
During his first headlining set at California's Coachella music festival last weekend, he dedicated his song "Not Afraid" to those battling similar struggles, as he gave thanks to his fans for standing by him during the tough times. "I'm 10 years sober this week and I could not have done this s**t without y'all, so this song's for you," he told the audience, which burst into applause.