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Saturday (April 20) marked 11 years of sobriety for Eminem, who shared the milestone with his followers on social media when he posted a photo of his 11-year chip.

The rapper sought treatment for his addiction to prescription medications -- including Vicodin, Valium and Ambien -- following a nearly-fatal methadone overdose in 2007. He's been candid about his sober journey in his music as well: the albums that followed, 2009's Relapse and 2010's Recovery, directly throw to his experience, and "Arose," off 2017's Revival, is a vulnerable meditation on his overdose.

"Things are a little more calm for me now," Eminem said in 2013, when he discussed his progress with Billboard in his 2013 cover story. "There was a time when everything was kind of flying by the seat of my pants and I kind of didn't know what was happening to my life. That certainly did get the best of me, with drugs and the pressure of all that shit. I'm at a different point now, but I still want to rap with the same energy and intensity and passion as before because, at the end of the day, this is what I love."

Today, he shares a different message: "Still not afraid."

Check out Eminem's 11-year post below.

11 years - still not afraid.

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) April 20, 2019


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