World-famous rapper Eminem is celebrating 10 years of sobriety this month.

Eminem, real name Marshall Bruce Mathers, checked himself into rehabilitation in 2008 following an accidental overdose which nearly claimed his life a year earlier.

Having followed a 12-step program on his road to recovery, Eminem shared the news on his Instagram page.

Celebrated my 10 years yesterday.

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On his addiction, he said back in 2011 that: “The thing sobriety has taught me the most is the way I’m wired – why my thought process is so different.

“I’ve realised that the way I am helps with the music. Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I”ll have to go write something down and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour. But sometimes it sucks and I wish I was wired like a regular person and could go have a drink.”

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He noted that the biggest thing about addiction he realised is that he never understood when people said that alcoholism wasn’t a disease.

“But then I finally realised, it really is.”

A 12-step alcohol recovery program helps sufferers become equipped for a life without alcohol through a combination of therapies and an abstinence program.

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