Eminem’s Recovery After Addiction – The Secret Behind His Real SLIM Shady Figure
Rapper Eminem has recently spoken to Men’s Journal and gave a candid interview during which he talked about how he managed to get back on track and in shape after his 2007 overdose.
“I’m not sure exactly when I finally got it. In the early days, I just went with the flow: If I could hit a gym, I’d hit up a gym. If someone suggested a workout that seemed legit, I might try it, but it wasn’t a priority. Everything has to work around the music,” the rapper said in the interview with Mark Healy.
He even got into Boxing
However, regular sit-ups, push-ups, and even boxing, did the trick.
“I wanted to stay fit even if I never wanted to get big. I worked out with Dre a few times, and I had to lift the kiddie weights. I’ve always been more into cardio, because when I’m performing I have to keep my wind up. It’s never cool to be out of breath — anywhere, doing anything — but especially onstage. So I ran and did regular sit-ups and push-ups. For a while I even got into boxing.”
Eminem admitted he had hard time functioning sober after rehab, but managed to recover his stamina through running.
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober. 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”.