Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg is worried about ‘brain damage’ from 2007 drug overdose
Eminem recently shared how his manager, Paul Rosenberg, was concerned he might suffer brain damage when he was hospitalized after overdosing on methadone in 2007.
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Eminem’s manager feared the rapper suffered brain damage
Eminem recently sat down with his manager, Paul Rosenberg, for an episode of his Paul Pod podcast that launched on Thursday, September 8.
During the interview, the rap star opened up about his battle with addiction that nearly caused him brain damage.
He said: ‘It took a long time for my brain to start working again.’
Additionally, Rosenberg mentioned that he was concerned that Eminem might not survive his overdose in 2007.
He stated: ‘I mean, you were literally coming off an overdose and they had to stabilize you on some meds. And some of them took you a minute to adjust to, let’s leave it at that.
Rosenberg then asked: ‘So you’re learning to rap again, almost literally, right? Because it’s the first time you create without substances in your body in many years, right?’
Additionally, Slim Shady said that Rosenberg was concerned that the rapper might have brain damage.
He recalled: ‘Didn’t you ask the doctors, when I started rapping again and sent it to you, didn’t you say, “I just want to make sure he doesn’t have brain damage”?’
Rosenberg replied: ‘I thought you might have some permanent problems. Yeah, I was worried, sure.
He further added, “I was so happy you weren’t brain damaged…permanently disabled from ever rapping again.”
Eminem opens up about his recovery after his 2007 overdose
Eminem was hospitalized in December 2007 after an accidental methadone overdose. At the time, he was addicted to prescription drugs.
However, opioids are now used to treat victims who are in extreme pain.
According to WebMD, the substance is used as a treatment for people addicted to heroin or narcotic pain relievers.
Meanwhile, Eminem recalled the moment he miraculously survived a fatal overdose during his recent interview with Paul Rosenberg.
The Real Slim Shady singer revealed, “I was taking 75-80 Valium a night.”
He further explained, “I remember when I first got sober and everything was out of my system, I remember being so happy.” Everything was fucking new to me again.