Eminem says that pills took five years of his life.
The rapper has admitted that his drug problems affected his memory.
“I try to stay recording, because if I don’t, I get rusty. I’m very paranoid about writer’s block — I had it for four years, and it drove me f***ing crazy. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t think of s**t,” he said.
“The pills had a lot to do with it. Just wiping out brain cells. I don’t know if it sounds like I’m making excuses, but the absolute truth is a lot of my memory is gone. I don’t know if you’ve ever taken Ambien, but it’s kind of a memory-eraser. That s**t wiped out five years of my life.
“People will tell me stories, and it’s like, ‘I did that?’ I saw myself doing this thing on [TV network] BET recently, and I was like, ‘When was that?’ ”