Eminem reveals his Vicodin and Valium addiction made him obese

Eminem, the world famous rapper, has revealed through his albums about his addiction for prescription drugs and efforts he made to get over it. In an emotional magazine article, the rapper said that the addiction for prescription drugs caused him to balloon to 230 pounds.

The Detroit rapper said in Men's Journal that he was taking pills like Vicodin and Valium. He was also drinking alcohol along with taking pills when he suffered an overdose in December 2007. The overdose incident made him realize that he had gained a lot of weight.

"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", said Eminem, real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III.

A hole is left in stomach by the coating on the Vicodin and the Valium. He had been taking them for years and found the remedy to avoid a stomachache by constantly eating them and eating badly.

His mother revealed in the book, 'My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem', published by John Blake in September 2007, that Eminem was consuming a lot of Mexican takeaways and filet mignon.

He was also taking prescription drugs including Vicodin (a narcotic painkiller that treats moderate to severe pain) and Valium (a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and muscle spasms).

Eminem revealed last year thorough a documentary, 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs', that he almost died because of his prescription drug addiction when he was hospitalized because of drug overdose. He said that if had reached the hospital two hours later, he would have died.