Eminem to fans: Thanks for help in dark times

Eminem to fans: Thanks for help in dark times

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Rap Artist Eminem performs onstage during the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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by MESFIN FEKADU

AP

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 1:14 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Eminem, who battled an addiction to prescription drugs, thanked his fans at a New York concert for helping him get through dark times. 

The 39-year-old told hundreds Thursday night that he “wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without y’all” before he performed the Grammy-winning song “Not Afraid.” He said the performance was “dedicated to anybody tonight who’s been through personal struggles.”

Eminem’s addiction and climb to sobriety is detailed in his 2010 album “Recovery.” It was that year’s best-selling album.

At the Hammerstein Ballroom the rapper performed more than a dozen songs at an event for the watch brand G-Shock, including the hits “Lose Yourself,” “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Real Slim Shady.”

Hip-hop foursome Slaughterhouse opened for the Detroit-born rapper.

 

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