We didn’t even know they were still in contact but apparently, Elton has been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he’s “doing brilliantly”.
Elton John was a former drug addict himself but quit drugs and booze in the 80s and it seems he has been helping substance-abusing celebs ever since including Michael Jackson. “The Candle In The Wind” singer says “I’m there if people want my help. If people ask for help you tell them where to go but there’s no point advising people if they don’t want to do it.” But sometimes if they do need a little coaxing, that shouldn’t be opposed to.
Eminem, who nearly died from an overdose of a heroin substitute of methadone, it seems has been struggling with an addiction to sleeping pills for sometime saying, “If I was to give you a number of Vicodin I would actually take in a day? Anywhere between 10 to 20. Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don’t even know what I was taking.”
It’s good he’s getting the help he needs to get back on track. Who knows once he kicks the drug habit, maybe we’ll see a glimmer of Eminem circa “Stan” and “Lose Yourself”