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Eminem calls first rehab stint 'nightmare'

October 19, 2011 - Washington

Rapper Eminem has revealed that his first rehab stint was a failure as he spent much of his time trying to protect his belongings from opportunist fellow patients.

The 'Relapse' hitmaker had enrolled in a rehabilitation centre to get help for an addiction to prescription pills six years ago, but admits that the experience was a nightmare and waste of time that ultimately led him back to drugs.

"Every addict in rehab feels like everyone's staring at them. With me, everyone was staring at me. I could never be comfortable. There were people there that treated me normal," Contactmusic quoted him as telling GQ magazine.

Then there were a bunch of f**king idiots who aren't even concentrating on their own sobriety because they're so worried about mine. They're stealing my hats, my books - it was chaos.

"Everything was drama in there. And, at the time, I didn't really want to get clean. Everybody else wanted me to. And anyone will tell you, if you're not ready, nothing is going to change you," he added.


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