- Eminem nearly died from an overdose of the drug methadone in 2007.
- On his new song, “Arose,” he recounts in troubling detail his hospitalization and near-death experience.
- Listen to the song below.
Eminem nearly died from an overdose of the drug methadone in 2007, as he later recounted to Rolling Stone.
On the poignant song “Arose” off his new album “Revival,” the 45-year-old rapper recalls in vivid detail his hospitalization and near-death experience that followed the overdose.
Narrated retrospectively from the perspective of his comatose body, Eminem relays a series of regrets to his children and family, who stand beside his hospital bed as he drifts toward death: “Nurses lean over the bed, pulling tubes out / Then the sheet over my head, shut the room down,” he raps.
Eminem previously rapped about his overdose and drug dependency on his “Relapse” song “Déjà Vu” in 2009, but “Arose” goes deeper into his pain and contrition during the incident.
It’s an emotional, standout track on a 19-song album that is otherwise worth skipping.
Listen to “Arose” below: