Eminem says rap music Is 'therapeutic' for him

By Ellen James June 23, 2022
"Rap is therapeutic for me," says Eminem

Eminem recently opens about the healing power of art and music and says "that’s how it has always been for him."

The Rap God singer, 49, was recently invited at Sway in the morning show on Sirius XM Radio channel 45 and was questioned about how rapping helped him mentally and on his transformative journey.

"I think that's one of the great things about rap music... is that you could put so much of your life in it," Eminem said over the phone. "It's therapeutic, and that's how it's always been for me."

Eminem has always gave a sneak into his life to his fans through his music. He has also written many verses about his addiction to prescription pills in his 2010 album Recovery.

In a 2015 MEN’S JOURNAL addition, the singer spoke about his battle against drug addiction and overdose he fought in 2007.

"In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas," he told the publication. "The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I'd been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly,” Eminem said.