Eminem opens up on Brittany Murphy's death
August 5th, 2010
01:19 PM ET

Eminem opens up on Brittany Murphy's death

In the 15th anniversary issue of Vibe magazine, Eminem admits that he's still haunted by the death of his "8 Mile" co-star - and former flame - Brittany Murphy.

"It was crazy...It's crazy because at one point we were very close and she was a really good person," the rapper says of Murphy, who died December 20 at age 32 from pneumonia compounded by anemia and prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

"It's crazy when you see things, not just with her but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood with people in music, with people in acting," he said. "Famous people are overdosing at alarming rates and that almost sounded like a commercial. Wow."

Thirty-seven-year-old Eminem, who shared the big screen with Murphy in 2002, has also endured his own battles with drug addiction, and blames the problem on doctors who enjoy basking in a star's spotlight.

"Doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. 'Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?'" he explains. "There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are."

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  8. ENR-U

    On top of my Soap stand about to unjustly SHADY YOU, cause only he can do what SHADY do...Alright, EK, as you say, reported Aug. 5th...hmmm......anyWAY...to call you out, it can't let this slip...close your mouth and cover your lip...I..wanna hear something you won't forget...Open your eyes or ears and prepare for it...NOW, Keep em there til i'm done. No person makes the final decision...The ONLY ONE is the only ONE. We may predict or pick the day in however way...eVEN so, It's all his plan that only he knows and can Understand. Please DO NOT dis Him leaving the credit at a man's hand...You say blaming others is the problem with our country...I say the problem is taking GOD away from our land...Leaving him out only leads us to the bottom...we came to this land and FREEly we got him...taking the foundation of our country out. We can speak freely and we should shout. OK, Ok STOP explaining and get off my box...WAIT A MINUTE, one more up top...to ALERT...Doctor's referring to their patients as clients need to Revert. With "CLIENTS" i hear CURRENCY...With "Patients" i hear emergency. Some Weeding out should be demanded and keep our land as we first landed. RIP Brittany Murphy, you now have the greatest love of all and only those with you truly understand it.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ENR-U

      Curiosity...is it possible that in some way..."Space Bound" Is a goodbye from M.M.?

      March 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tonia

    Wow. I'm pretty sure he blames no one but himself. Good grief.

    February 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. carol konchan

    call me enimen at 2103037610 and surpirise me

    February 10, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. carol konchan

    ok when can isee you? i been waiting for years for that will you ever surprise me come find me in lytle tx not cali anymore so i can be happy again

    February 10, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. whiz1

    Today's drug dealers are behind the counter at Wagreens and have their own offices....and wear white coats!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JoMl

    WAIT a minute. FOr all the idoits who want to say this is not the doctors fault are stupid. Sorry but doctor has the final say. A doctor has the POWER to give the drugs or not. I do not care what someone ask for, it is up to the doctor to say NO. IT is call MEDICAL ETHNICS. To defend a doctor in this matter is like someone who want to defend a bad cop for killing someone for running a red ligh (running a red light is breaking the law and the individual should "know better" however a cop has to go by ethics and the law). E is right, it is the doctor fault. And this issue is NOT limited to celebs either so people need to stop trying to make it so. this is now an AMERICA problem.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. VL

    I'll fix something i said just now – obviously physical pain and things like that you need medication for – but that can also be way over-abused as we've all seen. And another thing i forgot to mention... the people at the FDA who approve all prescription drugs – mental or physical – have stocks with pharmaceutical companies so it's a rigged system. Just another way that drugs are abused.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. V.L.

    I'm writing this way after the article so it may never be seen but I'll say it anyway. Everyone is of course responsible for their own actions but that doesn't change in this case the doctor's responsibility either. One thing that people need to wake up to is that doctors absolutely make money doling out prescriptions – it's easier to see a lot of people in one day and just give them a prescription that will be an 'easy fix' and then call in the next person and just bill the insurance companies. Do you know that the largest marketing clients for big Pharmas and prescription drug dealers are physicians and regular medical doctors? It's sick but true. You can't fix problems people have with pills. And the reason you see it all over the place with celebrities is because it's becoming rampant and of course the people everyone sees are the celebrities. Something needs to be done about it. You can check out what to do at http://www.cchr.com.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. Stacy

    There will always be doctors who'll provide drugs inappropriately to people who'll pay them enough to do it. For every well-trained, respectable physician there are a bunch more that trained at D list medical schools, won't be hired, much less retained at good medical centers and they aren't good enough to maintain profitable private practices. Few if any of the doctors accused of prescribing drugs to celebrities seem to be rocket scientists or respected doctors at the best hospitals.

    August 20, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Joshua

    heard he tapped Murphy..oh yeah

    August 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ENR-U

      HOW RUDE and INAppropriate. Spare us all and do away with the BS you're speaking.

      March 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mandy

    Eminem can be very effective with his words a song would be ideal very good suggestion Susan. I absolutely love him!! Total Hottie! The stuff he's been rapping about on his new album is real and I like that. He's real intuned with the real world struggles! Can't get enough of him!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ruby

    Eminem isnt blaming doctors, listin to his songs. he's just saying thats how easy it is to get drugsss

    August 13, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  20. misty

    i think eminem is right. there needs to be more regulation. i have two family members dealing with prescription meds addiction. it is hard. and it is painfull to sit and watch. and doctors need to be stingy with their prescription paids

    August 10, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Please

    Please. Oh, I'm famous, I have too much money, don't take pictures of me, gosh, I need drugs to help me deal with all this stress – My Ferrari needs service – more drugs, now let's blame on my doctor because I need pain medications to go to sleep and uppers to get going – ARE YOU KIDDING ME – You don't have to be a celebrity to get prescription drugs – they just have more money – Charlie Sheen, Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, Michael Jackson – there are abusers, they have all the resources in the world, people know they shouldn't take pain medicine unless they just had surgery so they guys are to blame – even if there are some leach doctors who kiss their butts – if my doctor gives me hydrocodone for my back and says to take 3 a day, I take 1/2 only if absolutely necessary. WaaWaaWaa – feel so sorry for these moron 'celebrities' what great role models they are -

    August 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      Excellent point. You said exactly what I was thinking. :) And you're right about not having to be a celebrity, you don't have to be famous. I had a psycho neighbor that went to 4 or 5 different quack doctors (which are not ALL the doctors out there) and got her drugs from them. And she def was not rich.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tammy

    But Tammy sho wanna fuk and get the best she ever had! LOL

    August 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Tammy

    It's true..we pharmacists love the celeberyt and swinger life styles. Eminem would come by our store often. I am a pharmacist for Wal Greens and I love to give out free drugs to celeberties. My husband doesn't even know. And he doesn't know I'm fukkin Jean Claude and Brian Pumper! I give them viagra all the time.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      ROTFLMAO....too bad Tammy that most of the morons on here won't get your comment. Like someone else said, there should be an IQ test before you can post. Thanks for the laugh!! Besides, don't y'all hand out what the prescriptions say? I've never gotten a script from the pharmacy itself.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  24. CSR

    Typical... Mathers has a drug problem, but naturally it's someone elses fault. When that doctor calls, and asks if you need more of that [perscription], how about saying no?

    August 9, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. eileen wenig

    Call Eileen Wenig at 301-431-2621 home or 240-381-8851 cell if you need help getting off drugs.

    August 9, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  26. Allen

    "Doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. 'Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?'" he explains." I did not see a quote saying where the Dr. comes over and shoves the cr@p down his throat. He is no different than most other celebrities, politicians, etc. – nothing is ever their fault. Someone else is always to blame. Wake Up and Grow Up America!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dino

    She didnt die from a drug overdose. Can somebody please require a short simple I.Q test for people before allowing them to post. She died from complications due to her pneumonia and heart disease. A healthy person would have survived the normal dose of medication found in her system. Leave it to Eminem to use this oppurtunity to sensationalize this in a way that kids would find "provocative" and "dangerously cool" Eminem is trying to beef up his street cred since Bruno sat on his face and made him run away like a little girl.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Tom

    Nope...still here....and he's still a clown...LOL

    August 6, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  29. Kristy

    Why is everyone picking on Eminem?? Has anyone heard his song "Not Afraid"? He knows he screwed up...besides this article was NOT about his addiction. It is about him missing Brittany!

    August 6, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  30. SAN

    DID YOU ACTUALLY READ THE REPORT? IT SAID OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS AND SHE WAS VERY ILL NOT TAKING GOOD CARE OF HER SELF.... IT IS NOT THE DOCTORS BUT HOLLYWOOD ITSELF. SHE WAS SO SICK TRYNIG TO STAY EXTREMLY THIN, HER BODY COULD NOT FIGHT PNEUMONIA. ALL CELEBRITIIES SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICIS AND SHUT UP. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A SO CALLED STAR, GET A GRIP YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE REST OF US AND YOUR OPINION MEANS NOTHING.

    August 6, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  31. Daniel Troppy

    I think it was very STYLISH of him to open up and show his vulnerability.
    http://www.thethrifters.net

    August 6, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  32. wutever

    You all need to understand that if a person is so addictive on drugs how are they going to make a sound decision on stopping when doctors are constanly suppling them the drugs. If they have no doctor to turn to that can tell them no you had enough then maybe there is hope. But as long as there are greedy doctors which there will always be then this epidemic will always be a problem. So E was correct however he never denied he was addicted my assumotion is that he meant it will always be hard to stop when you have greedy doctors. Yes strength comes within that indivual to stop but thats not easy when they are already addicted to the point they dont even know who they are. For that reason it is the doctors fault when they see how strung out they are but still say yes for money.

    August 6, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  33. TellingItLikeItIs

    Eminem sucks butts

    August 6, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  34. Warhoundcompany

    I dont really like E that much but he always seems to just say what needs to be said

    August 6, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  35. Scott

    Eminem CHOSE to use drugs ... Brittany Murphy did too ... they only have themselves to blame. He needs to take responsibility for his actions instead of schlepping them off on somebody else. What a loser.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dino Duvalle

      She didnt die from a drug overdose. Can somebody please require a short simple I.Q test for people before allowing them to post. She died from complications due to her pneumonia and heart disease. A healthy person would have survived the normal dose of medication found in her system. Leave it to Eminem to use this oppurtunity to sensationalize this in a way that kids would find "provocative" and "dangerously cool" Eminem is trying to beef up his street cred since Bruno sat on his face and made him run away like a little girl.

      August 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Cajun Dude

    First of all, he doesn't have songs, they are rants; one-sided diatribes. Second, if you want to understand how someone is, observe how they treat their family. His treatment of his mother is how I will remember him.
    Lastly, and I know I'm oversimplifying, good "songs" are ultimately supposed to make you a better person. His raps can be very catchy with clever word play, but in the end, they are angry and self-absorbed.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  37. Bill

    Again, it's always somebody else that put them in a bad position – stand on your own two feet and take responsibility for your own actions!

    August 6, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. Holycrappeople

    Okey dokey then, Slim made fun of Moby "Nobody listens to techno!" because he could. Artistic license and all. Addiction as disease really kind of refers to the "disease process" a progressive process. Yes a disease doesn't make one pick up a crack pipe or chew Vicodin like mentos, it refers to progressive worsening signs, symptoms and probable outcomes. Opiates (see vicodin) cause respiratory suppression, aspiration, decrease cardiac effort all which can cause pneumonia. Large doses of any mind altering drug tend to cause poor nutritional choices, anorexia (the DISEASE, NOT THE HOLLYWOOD DIET PLAN! A description of the ratio of endogenous fat to muscle/height) as well poor social choices and causes one to fall asleep in inappropriate places and participate embarrassing behavior. Some M.D.'s over prescribe, some under prescribe, some prescribe just right. I'm sure there are some who will prescribe any way a person wants should that person have some measure of fame or wealth. I wouldn't know any though I have neither. Whats remarkable and admirable is Eminem's candidness regarding his own battle with substance abuse both in interview such as this and through his art. It's honesty, a rare trait. Bravo!

    August 6, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  39. AJ

    The thing is, Ms. Murphy didn't die of a drug overdose. She died of pneumonia. If you've ever had pneumonia, you'll know how difficult it is to breathe with. Many prescription medicines used to treat severe coughing have narcotics in them so that your lungs relax. Many over-the-counter medicines contain drowsiness-causing antihistamines. These also can cause breathing difficulty. Add anemia to the mix, where the person's body is weakened, and you get lung failure.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  40. noblamenoshame

    Does anyone remember what happened to Shirley Sherrod? Point in standing – don't believe quotes in the media until you have the entire transcript. They tell you what will make them money – not what the person actually says.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  41. Alex

    Listen, I realize this is about a serious subject so I don't understand why this turned into a MOBY forum. By the way, Moby is the most talented musician on the planet and possibly a genius. The only person more talented and successful than Eminem in 2002 was Moby. Eminem's beef with Moby was out of jealousy. Eminems insult to Moby was that nobody listens to techno which is hilarious because Moby has released more than 21 albums and out of 21 albums only his first album was techno based in 1991. So people, before you discuss a subject make sure you know what you are talking about. To be someone who doesn't know what they are talking about supporting someone who doesn't know what they are talking about are the people that are the majority on this planet. Idiots.

    August 6, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  42. bigdealman

    So he is a REALIST now HUH??? Riiiiiight.. I have some swamp land in Florida for sale to sell you 90s burn outs.

    August 6, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  43. Eve

    When is the Govt going to address the real drug pushers... Doctors? They are in plain site getting away with this and no one does anything. Who isn't on some kind of pill? They are killing us.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  44. brad

    I don't feel sorry for the rich and famous and their stupid problems, addictions, issues, mental, emotional, or psychological,they can afford help that real people with families & loved ones can NOT AFFORD, in other words they can get HELP, while so many cant, and that lack of help affects not only the life/lives of the person needing the help but ALL those around them.. so i cant feel sorry for the blame game rich & famous people play.. you play you pay, they deserve what they get, too bad the media has to put more credibility into the outcome then they need to, misleading many , specially some of the people posting on this thread, to believe that this stupid crap rich & famous people do or don't do is even newsworthy...

    August 6, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      I agree Brad. If they can't handle the heat, they should stay out of the lifestyle. I also have a hard time feeling sorry for people like POOR Lindsey Lohan because she is so troubled. Whatever...get help!!! Like you said they can afford it but DON'T WANT IT....

      August 17, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  45. h game

    h-game.tk

    August 6, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  46. Chelle

    Maybe Em should have included that doctors are people celebs and us 'normal' people look up to and TRUST not to hurt us or allow us things that would hurt us. Sure most of us should be old enough to know better about certain things but when a drug helps us sleep, relax or whatever and the doctor assures us it's fine to take...most people or addicts would take it.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  47. Yuliqmahbaht

    I don't like rap, but Eminem's music is beyond rap. It's cool, it's flow... The man had a close and somewhat personal relationship with someone; something that most of you have probably never experienced. He's got a point. Doctors will dole out the free drugs when you have bank and game.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      You can fulfill the village idiot. Why is she an idiot and a ho...b/c she disagrees with your ass? I'd say that makes her a genius. If that's the best staement you can come up with...it's better to be silent and appear stupid then to open your mouth and remove all doubt!!

      August 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. CynicLgrrl

    Uhh...wow Marshall–that was deep and uhh...highly informative. :::rollz eyez::: (preferrably not her 'own') oO

    August 6, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Yuliqmahbaht

      A village called and their missing both their idiot and their ho! I'm sure your muti-tasking abilities will allow you to fill both positions.

      August 6, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  49. Fed Up

    Pathetic disgusting lack of personal responsibility that is so pervasive in American society these days. Blame your own lack of personal strength on someone else. Yeah – it's the doctor's fault that you sought those narcotics time and time again and popped them like candy... Wake up and take responsibility for your own lives folks. There's never anyone to blame but yourself.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      So true, I'm with ya on this. Hey, let's go to McDonald's in a sports car and get coffee. Then we can sue them when we burn ourselves b/c it won't be our fault. LOL

      August 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Simon

    Right, Em, it's the doctor's fault that people overdose on medication... -Grow up.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  51. Dino Duvalle

    Earth To Retards come in retards! All u retarded brain demaged junkies need to know the facts of the case before jumping to conclusions about something that has nothing to do with the subject matter in this case Brittany Murphy. Eminem is the junkie not her, she had enemia and a heart condition combined with pneumonia. So will all you hip hop retards please shut the f.k up about drugs drugs drugs. aiight?

    August 6, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. Edward

    Many doctors are complete criminals – more on the lines of legal drug dealers. Eminem is no moron. He knows what the score is like many of us. Regards to your friend.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jim Craig

    agreed, em is a grown man responsible for his own decisions HOWEVER in my small town that every person that lives here eats food only has one one grocery store (which seems appropriate). we have 6, yes 6, drugstores. somethings up. I m not sure about your town but i'd be interesting in hearing back if your town is the same.... HUGE money in getting people hooked on this stuff

    August 6, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  54. cbabygem

    I can see what Eminem is saying. Yes people are to blame for their own undoing when it comes to drugs BUT there are enablers that contribute to that and that has to stop. If you enable someone you are just as guilty as the person if not more because you are in the state of mind to know better. Doctors also should be careful about prescribing certain drugs because given a certain situation it can be more harmful than helpful...and as a doctor..they should know that.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  55. Tim

    Well when you rap about drugs and alcohol and play roles in movies that involve drugs and alcohol and surround yourselves with people who do the same thing day in and day out. you end up with a meaningless life and lots of money. which leads to depression and then the drugs. sadly she wont be the last. don't blame the doctor cause you got drug problems (illegal or over the counter) pharmacists will give you all the information you need about a certain drug and what you can and cant take it with. we need to take responsibility for our own actions not putting the blame on someone else. best advise repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ

    August 6, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  56. Billiey

    Wow, so you have no self control? What a bum, shut up Eminem do what the dr tells you to do you brainless moron. Celebs are IDIOTS that is why, end of F'n story.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  57. Paco

    Em almost kicked the bucket cause of perscriptions. He ought to know the dangers Glad he`s speaking out about it.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  58. MickeyMudTurtle

    R.I.P. Brittany Murphy. I miss her!

    August 6, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  59. Bill

    I think Eminem has it pegged right on the nose , because of an Actors / Actress's or Singers Status Dr's will give them what ever they want Case in point MJ , I think Dr's should have a dam good reason for giving out any Narcotic Drug to anyone & that person should be tested for over use , yes you can be tested for such a thing you agree to those terms or you do not get them PERIOD , Im a Recovering Drug Addict I'm Not Famous , but I watch very carefully what Dr's give me & having had a heart attack 3 years ago I'm on a crap load of medications for my heart & blood pressure , these drugs I researched very carefully , my point is no one is watching these Hollywood folks there Drug uses are going under the radar & there Dr's don't seem to care , then one thing leads to another & you've got a Star in Jail & going off to rehab for 90 days , something needs to be done before we loose more great stars ..........................

    August 6, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  60. diggidy

    The only doctor I can trust is Dr. Dre.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  61. yaggi

    hold up – m – there are doctors that will give you drugs just because you are a star? – Shocking

    August 5, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  62. CAMOM

    Wow – where in the above article does it actually quote Eminem as blaming the doctors? All I see is CNN SAYING he blames the doctors. The quote is just him describing how easy it is to get scripts if you're a celeb. He also doesn't say Brittany Murphy died of an overdose – he says "not just her but ALL THESE THINGS that are happening..." Looks more to me like a generalization regarding the number of celebrities that seem to be dying young.

    Eminem is all over the place of late and if you had read any other thing besides the above, contextually messed up blurb, you'd know that he fully acknowledges where his addiction stem from and it's not his doctors.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  63. janet

    Same with JFK (the president). He was pumped up with so many drugs for his back by his own "Dr. Feelgood", and it caused him unending problems from side effects. In those days people didn't understand the harmful side-effects of medicines to the extent that they do today, but still..... There is no excuse these days, though. You can't trust MDs to make you healthy, and half the time its the medical system that makes you worse.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  64. wasteyourtimeontrash

    WHAT IS THE POINT? I Don't know these people. I don't care about these people. I would never be as idiotically stupid as either of these people. So guess what folks? I don't care either, even more.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  65. kempie

    Write a song about it? He wrote a whole album about it!

    August 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  66. drcid777

    Em- drug addiction is widespread in this country, I have been a part of it, it has nothing to do with being famous or doctors, it has to do with what is inside of us. Though famous people do seem to believe that abusing legal drugs is safer than abusing illegal drugs, but the stats don't seem to back that assertion up

    August 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. disco_fever

    Sometimes, the "celebrity" should say something like... oh I dont know... NO THANKS. Last I read, doctors are not forcing drugs down peoples throats...

    August 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Pat Bateman

    Moby has more talent than Emidipsh%t will ever know. I have many Moby Cds and have never bought an Eminem Cd in my life. He is terrible. And his fans are idiots.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  69. ronnie scissors

    cartman should not rap ever again

    August 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ronnie scissors

    sometimes, doctors are addicts.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  71. KZP

    It sad when people Speck of Rap as if it was not musical without knowing what goes into it. If Rap is not music then drums don't make music, just noise. The same technique used to write drum fills are used to write Rap lines. Yes some rapper have no clue what they are doing but their producers sure do. Music comes in all shapes and sizes, to say rap is not music, means you yourself are not a musician

    August 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  72. JS

    What a moron this guy is. The whole world is so overwhelmed with idiots like this guy- and even bigger idiots who think he has talent– The pharmaceutical industry has been a scam forever– there are so many prevention wellness/safe products out there that the FDA makes their marketing practically impossible - and the scam drug companies get all the attention. Now with OBAMORON's SICK CARE PLAN- it'll be easier to get drugs. SCAMerica is alive and well and the only hope is for the Methane Gas Explosion in the Gulf to form a tsunami and wipe out the whole country. Then, we'll all be dead and be with Brittany- who was brain washed by her whacked out husband. But, of course- religion is the biggest scam of all– so we'll all wind up as bug food soon enough– one way or another. Hopefully, the tsunami will wipe out all the bugs– but probably not... They'll probably be more.. Bugs will soon rule the world!

    August 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Cartman

    M&M should just shut the hell up.
    The docs wouldn't have been calling you about giving you narcs if you didn't ask for it the 1st time, then encouraged their behavior, ya dope.
    You should have reported those docs to the state medical board.
    Rather, you enjoyed having your own Dr. Feelgood ya' shmuck.
    Ya liked havin' a doc kiss your butt, 'cuz that's what all narcissists like you think.
    But, nah. "I'm the victim, me, me, ME!"
    Shaddup and sing ya dolt.
    Accept your own responsibility for your own drug addiction history, you moron.... and keep payin' your g-ddam taxes like the rest of us working shleps!

    August 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa Marie

      Wow! Maybe you should do an album with M&M. What you just wrote would make a good Rap song, just like he does. {:-p'"'

      August 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Chewy

    How does what this clown does ever get confused with talent anyway? Some foul mouthed, low rent, white punk who pretends to be he's black grunts out annoying "rap" and calls it music? Sorry boy ... rap ain't music and a career built on the premise that it is, well it's not much more than fraud. Does anyone really want their kids making a role model out of this creep?

    August 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Lisa Marie

    Well his point is taken, EXCEPT Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Moonjack did not die of drug overdose's. The Coroner in both death's said that they had did NOT have enough medications in their systems to overdose, they were well within the limits of the normal dosages. It was the Bronchial Pneumonia that killed them, it weakened their systems.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mushymuhsroom

    OK, here's the thing, yeah yeah you should blame yourself if you become an addict, but how will you ever become an addict if NO ONE TAUGHT YOU TO DO SO? Like if doctors give you prescriptions that they know for themselves that it will destroy you, you accept it and got hooked on it, who's to blame?

    Em, doesn't exactly blame the doctor's especially in his own "addict" issues just to be clear.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  77. joe

    Who is this ugly hump?

    August 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Chelsea

    I think both doctors and addicts are at fault. Doctors and drug dealers push these things despite health risks for selfish business, and addicts are stupid enough to not care about the side affects they will cause and only worry about a quick fix. There isn't a final answer in who is to blame, but ultimately someone decides their own fate when it comes to drugs. You are an addict not because you were offered drugs, but because YOU decided to take them.

    However in this artical I dont think Eminem was shifting the blame. I was simply stating my opinion to the ongoing battle on this comment board.

    Also @e- Does calling people 'level 1 thinkers' make you feel intellegent? It makes you sound arrogant and empty-headed.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fly Girl

      I think your response is the best I have read. The doctors need to stop giving addicts meds b/c the addicts don't have the willpower to stop taking them. But ultimately it is the addicts fault. And to all have said people need to start taking responsibility for their actions...AMEN!!! Also, I think e is a robot b/c he has used level 1 thinkers repeatedly. LOL

      August 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  79. The real culprit

    Maybe I missed it scrolling past all the hate, but I'm blaming Obama; and what the Heck, I'll blame Bush (both of them) too!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  80. e

    Look most of you borderline dysfunctional retards. Addicts are addicts, it's there problem, they made the choice to become an addict. The issue here is doctors feeding this addicts and giving them whatever they want. They are no different than the drug dealers on the corner, minus they went to college. Regardless of who is at blame, there is an issue with doctors over prescribing these drugs to celebrities, and there is no reason this should be over looked just because they have an MD

    August 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      Why are you telling everyone they are "level 1 thinkers" when you struggle with simple grammar and spelling such as the difference between "there" and "their" and "this" and "these"? I mean dude, I learned this in 5th grade. I think you are some kid trying to act smart. I don't know why you'd care, obviously the world is filled with irrational and just plain stupid people.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  81. kevin

    most doctors in the USA are corrupt sadistic pieces of trash

    August 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  82. OMG!!

    I think EM in no way blamed the doctors but simply saying their is a problem when a Doctor is willing to write out a pescription just because they are famous. Some people need to learn how to read a article correctly. No where in that PARTIAL article did he say he blamed the Doctors.
    Good for him for getting help! It's a day to day battle and I hope he can fight through it. As far as those lame Doctors I think all these deaths have put a BIG awarness to their bad practice. They will be able to figure out the ones that are just banking on these addicts and the ones that are their to help people.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Scott

    If you cannot see talent in what Eminem does then you either refuse to or you are deaf.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Megg

    He was not blaming docs for his own addiction. It sounded more like he was blaming Brittany's doctor. Yes, the addiction is the addict's fault, however if you have a doc willing to prescribe you anything you like it makes it a lot easier to feed the addiction. Doctors are supposed to help you get better, not enable the addiction. If they are enabling that is a real problem. That is the last thing an addict needs. No, it is not entirely the doctors' fault, but they do get some of the blame.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Joe

    "The doctor made me do it." Shut up. I respect Eminem and his talent immensely, but what a cop out to blame doctors for his (or Brittany Murphy's) prescription drug addiction. Unless the doctor literally shoved it down your throat, you have no one to blame but yourself. Go on the "interwebs" and look up the drugs the doctor is prescribing you. Take responsibility for your own life. If you let someone else have that much control and influence over you then you have much bigger issues...

    August 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Becky

    What is really sad is that her husband is now dead also so that raises questions. What did they die from & who's fault is it. WHO IS KILLING THESE TALENTED PEOPLE? ARREST THEM & THROW AWAY THE KEY. I'M GLAD I'M NOT A PART OF THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Richard

    Boo Hoo Hoo! It's all the bad doctor's fault.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  88. ROMANMCM

    He blames it on the DOCTORS? Who the hell was tossing the pills down his and her throats? Its like blaming the drug dealers for a heroin addiction. When the hell are people , esp celebs, going to take responsibility for their own actions? It's a prime example of how Hollywood contibutes to the problems in this nation. Accountability people.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  89. emcee lexicon

    i love you em... but this new album blows!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Jake

    "Doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity."

    I can't believe for a moment that a doctor, a person that has gone through 10-15 years of higher education plus several years of practice could care at all about a d-bag like Eminem except as an easy mark to cash in on.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  91. g lenn

    no one forces it down your throat. Prescriptions usualy start for a reason. some can be addicting if you like it or not. Doctors know this. they don't have to keep giving you the drugs. as for other types of drugs.. all your fault.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  92. T Diddy

    Who the Hell is Eminem?

    August 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  93. ceecee

    Each side will blame the other.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Boris Morris

    Don't believe that I've ever heard an Eminem song in it's entirety. Can't get to the channel change button fast enough when one comes on the radio.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  95. tacopaco

    Famous people are overdosing at an alarming rate...like who?

    August 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  96. TKC

    Celebrities get caught up in the fame, glamour, and power of stardom. They throw away the people that truly care about them and turn into temper tantrum throwing toddlers. It's easy to blame the doctors when they should be taking responsibility for their own actions. That's a true sign of a drug addict, blame someone else.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  97. axis

    Regardless, stricter laws need to be enacted regarding doctors if it is found that they have misused their profession and are harming their patients instead of helping them. That is only going to happen when our society takes a moral stand against it. Normally I don't jump on the moral high ground band wagon, but due to the nature of what doctors are responsible for, it fits.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  98. anobody

    M&M (LOL) clearly does not understand how BM died. Anemia is the kiss of death especially if you are thin as a rail and have a compromised immune system. When her husband died of literally the same thing there is a larger issue underpinning the whole situation. Talk about scratching the surface and making it all about himself what a self centered moron.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Jarvis

    I can see his point. But the "celebrity" can always change doctors if they are so appalled by the practice.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  100. M & M

    All I said was the doctors need to chill on all the "look who I got on my meds list" and do their effin job and not be not be so effin starstruck.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  101. yunah

    these doctors shouldnt be given chance of renewing their licenses at all.. wake up,doc! do what you ought to do!

    August 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Marisol

    Eminem is the "Realist" type of man you will ever read about or meet........ He speaks nothing but the TRUTH......

    Best Wishes to you Eminem.......... The new album is bangin.....

    August 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  103. carol

    Guess what people? Anyone can get prescription drugs on the streets etc these days. The doctors have nothing to do with it, where there is a will there is a way. It's so refreshing to hear an addict own up to his addiction. A person can not own up to their addiction until they are sober, and aware that they even have one. Good for him.

    And some of you are right- this was about his sadness for Brittany, and her addiciton/illness. Focus on that.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      and where do you think the people on the street get these drugs? more level 1 thinkers, grats2u

      August 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Gabe

    VIXEN you are a moron. Moby doesnt SING techno he makes techno. And for the record TECHNO is a GENRE of ELECTRONIC MUSIC. Eminem can hate all he wants but Moby is a great producer. He is also a DJ who can rock a crowd. Also if Eminem knew anything about electronic music he would know that most DJs and Producers are in their late 30s.

    Educate yourself before making stupid comments. Just because some of you dont like the music he makes doesnt mean the music is not good.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  105. MSJackson

    Typical "anybody's faulty but my own" drug addict mentality. "My Dr. thought I was too cool, I am the victim here!"
    Is Eminem saying he wishes there was no such thing as fans? Grow up, this is what being a star is all about. Adoration and control are the foremost reasons for wanting to be a celebrity; she got what she wanted when she wanted it. Her choces were no less her own than any drug addict o.d.-ing on the streets of Detroit or Miami. She was not some starry eyed teenybopper, she was entering middle age. When is Eminem's cut off point for final exit from childhood? Never. Brittany Murphy's was 32.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Crazy Waiter

    Eminem is secretly butt buddies with Dr. Dre

    August 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  107. nomoregbldgk

    Is the final finding that she OD'd. That her husband died just a few months later made me think they both suffered from some environmental exposure since they had respiratory problems and what sounded like allergic reactions. toxicexposure411 blog or read the book Invisible Killers by Lonky and Dietch

    August 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Lon

    All of you need to get a life it's not like any of you know either one of these people so quit taking it so seriously.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Lon

      I think you're the one who is getting serious over other people's comments.

      August 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  109. stu

    what r the names of these pill pushers M&N?

    August 5, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Ben Starr, MD

    Here is a doctor that most assuredly, without a doubt, will not ever kiss a celebrities ass. I love that this guy places blame on the doctors and not on the spoiled celebrities who spend their life over indulging. Don't flatter yourself, Mr. M&M, my friends and collegues would not be impressed if I knew you. Perhaps celebrities seek out the star-struck and avoid those of us who could care less. Give me a break.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • dfgdfgdfg

      janedoe

      It's the addicts fault for being an addict, so let's all ignore the drug pushing doctors illegally prescribing drugs to people, makes perfect sense.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmgdm

      I think you need to wake up Dr Starr. I guess you are going to tell me that all medical professionals are on the up-and-up and always have the patient's interest at heart. I know first hand that Dr's Rx medications and have no idea what the side effects and potential dangers may be. If you think that BIG Pharma and Physicians aren't responsible for creating their fair share of addicts you should do a bit more research. I wonder what else we'll hear in the next 10-20 years about all the damage ADD meds and antidepressants cause. I think Eminem is taking responsibility for his substance abuse but he is stating that the Dr's have a part too. Look at Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole and many many others. There has to be another way. Read Dr Breggin's website.

      August 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Sydney

    Part of this article is incorrect. Eminem NEVER dated Brittany Murphy, they were just friends. So I don't know why this author stated that Brittany was his girlfriend.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  112. janedoe

    It's the addicts fault for being an addict, so let's all ignore the drug pushing doctors illegally prescribing drugs to people, makes perfect sense.

    It's also the rapist fault for raping your daughters and wives, so let the cops ignore these cases, since it's the rapist fault and problem.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Joe

    She had a nice ass...

    August 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  114. kh

    I wouldn't put all the blame on the doctors if I were him. Many people doctor to shop to get their drugs, once their doctor's start to say no.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  115. me

    I am sure Marshall didn't/doesn't care where his drugs come from. Great artist, but very htpocritical.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ridiculous

      Have you listened to his new album? If you had, you'd find out that he battled addiction and WON the fight. He's been clean and sober. . . so what was it you were saying? He's not being a hypocrite, he's speaking from EXPERIENCE. Don't hate because you don't know what you're talking about.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  116. cmgdm

    You know what, it's not difficult to get stuck on prescription drugs even if you are NOT an addict. Start educating yourselves on BIG Pharma and the Psychiatric business. Read Stevie Nicks's story – after she was clean from illegal drugs. Go to http://www.breggin.com and read about Peter Breggin's work. Yes, Em had a part in his addiction, of course, but many Drs prescribe meds they know nothing about, drugs that haven't been studied long enough. Why do you think half the country is on antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds and Big Pharma is making BILLIONS.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  117. lbw

    Maybe if the doctors who act as drug pushers ended up with serious jail time it would stop. We'll see what happens in the trial of Anna Nicole Smiths Doctors.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Tom

    Taylor Swift...Justin Bieber....nah not my type of music but they are probably more talented then this clown. LOL

    August 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • eminem lover

      Eminem is the best! You all suck who do not like him.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      The fact that you haven't specified the type of music you like shows that you are afraid of the backlash in revealing your favorite genre and/or that you probably don't know what good music sounds like.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • LittleMonster

      Hey Tom...if you don't like Eminem, his music, his talent and are calling him a clown, then why did you even bother to click on this link to read and comment on it?? Also Eminem is far from talentless, sorry to burst the foggy little bubble your living in..maybe you should go get your facts straight before spewing mindless garbage out of your mouth that isn't true :) Just because your not a fan of him and his music, doesn't mean everyone else isn't.
      Now everyone, say goodbye to Tom.......

      August 6, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  119. Sharon

    So, Eminem, please use this as a call for marijuana legalization. Maybe the people who become hooked on bad drugs would be able to resist those drugs if they could just catch a buzz legally. And without a hangover.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tonia

      Pretty sure three years of being sober proves he won't be pushing to legalizing weed any time soon... Derp. -.-

      February 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  120. guitarharry

    Mathers is right; this is exactly what happened to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Rush Limbaugh (yuck!) The list goes on and on. The doctors develop a kind of symbiotic relationship with their famous, drug-addicted patients.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  121. e

    Way too many ignorant level 1 thinkers on the internet, especially on CNN.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ABC 2 lil e

      YES YOU ARE

      August 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      @ABC 2 lil e, your well thought out comment in all caps shows true intelligence, thanks.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ABC 2 lil e

      YOUR REPLY WAS BRILLIANT. THANKS!!!

      August 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      do you have any more level 1 thinker comments to add?

      August 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ABC 2 lil e

      YES

      August 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      If you expected any kind of intelligent thought from ANY comment board, you are obviously delusional. This includes comments YOU and I make. I don't take comment boards seriously, and I doubt anyone else here really does, either.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • @e

      This isn't a Role-Playing game. There are no numeric levels for comments. It's either a good, OK, or stupid comment. You don't put numbers on those.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  122. A DOCTOR

    HEY DRUGS DON'T KILL PEOPLE GUNS DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • HEY CLArt

      Guns don't kill people. Uh-uh.
      I kill people.
      With guns.

      (Guns don't kill people – rappers do)

      August 6, 2010 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  123. @ MEMOIME

    You must be good at golf????

    August 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  124. ComptonCO

    How is it the Doctors fault again? Because they want to be in your spot light, be your crony? Can't you say NO?!?!?! D**chbags. Next!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Tom

    .....okay then, his rapping sucks. Oh wait, that genre as a whole does too.....

    August 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • umm

      Sorry, we don't like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber like you do.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gayle

      No Tom it does not, you mean you just don't care for the music.. Rappers are quite talented.... I mean can you come up with a Rap and a Beat make it a huge hit? A club banger that make people want to dance to? A song that makes sense (lyrics) all in a matter of a few minutes? Oh and some do it without writing them down.. Try Tom just Try, let's see your talent..

      August 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bona

      oke tom its okay.should wetek it that ur own likes ov music dont suck

      August 23, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  126. DblDumA$$

    And I suppose the doctor is holding a gun to their head saying "Take these drugs".
    Not excusing the doctors, but grow a pair.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  127. e

    An addiction is a disease, not a choice, and whoever says different has never battled addiction before. Doctors are over prescribing these drugs and are acting as an enabler. They bypass the guidelines to give these celebs whatever they want. e.g.; there is no reason doctors should be prescribing 3 months worth of flexeril every month. It's obvious to the doctor that their patient is abusing these drugs, and still feed the drugs.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • CC

      No, addiction is NOT a disease, it is just what is says- addiction. Cancer is a disease, smoking is the addiction that causes it, Liiver cirrhosis is a disease, alcoholism is the addiction that causes that too, GOT IT???

      August 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      addiction is a neurologically based disease. do your homework before posting level 1 thinker replies, thanks.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mettle

      No... take it from this addict... addiction is a choice.

      People, like you, who mindlessly parrot 12-step propaganda are the disease.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      Tell that to the people that die from alcohol and heroin withdrawals.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • MTJ

      Addicts make a choice....so not a disease. Children with Cancer have diseases, not people who choose to be screw ups.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Yeah those people who died from heroin withdrawls ALWAYS HAD A CHOICE TO NOT PICK UP A CRACKPIPE!! People cant handle blaming themselves for the self perpetuated crappy life they have CHOSE to make for themselves when it comes to addiction. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE CHOICE TO SAY NO! Its just makes an addict feel better when they relapse to blame it on the disease instead of their weak willpower.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr.Know PharmD

      No one dies of heroin (or any other opiate) withdrawals. It's uncomfortable, it's not fun, but it's not lethal. Depressant withdrawals are the potentially lethal withdrawals, and those are due to seizure activity. Thousands of soldiers came back from Vietnam with RAGING heroin habits on doses practically orders of magnitude higher than the doses of even the hardest hitting American junky, and they came home to their families, felt crappy for a couple days, and went about trying to re-build lives for themselves and their families. Really. The American healthcare system was braced for this massive problem- which didn't happen. Sure, now that it's all over TV/movies that it's deadly, addicts experience a much worse subjective experience, because they expect it.... because they read crap like these threads.
      Not only am I a legit scientist...now- but I'm also a former junky, and underground chemist. The amount of disinformation and urban legends about dope is sickening... quite literally. Something shows up in a movie, on TV, or on the internet, and all the sudden the feebs think it's scientific gospel.

      August 6, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      You don't die from withdrawals. You feel terrible, even suicidal depending how bad it is, but you don't die directly from having withdrawals.

      May 17, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  128. MEMOIME

    All i have to say is.. all the loser trashy nasty people who do these drugs for fun deserve what they get. I am a person that has put off for 46 yrs pain from being born with a club foot and the several operations on it since. I havent even tried to get anything because of the horror stories.. but the pain is becoming to much to walk as im older now.. plus dont all docs think everyone is scammin them anyway>?

    August 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mettle

      Sounds like you're fishing for someone to throw you a friggin' parade just because you consciously (and foolishly) chose to stay off pain meds, despite your being born with a birth defect that has likely had a catastrophic impact on your overall physical health and your quality of life. Well, MEMOIME... if I were you, I wouldn't look to hard for the marching bands to strike up a tune in your honor. As far as I'm concerned, martyrs like you who eschew legitimately prescribed pain medications simply because you bought into the "horror stories" and allowed your irrational fears to rule you don't deserve pity or parades.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Tom

    I wish him the best but his music and singing sucks and he is talentless.....

    August 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • umm

      He's a rapper FIRST. Most rappers can't really sing at all (maybe except Drake).

      August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • OpticKiss

      ...and Mos Def

      August 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • No

      .... says the deaf man

      August 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      Music is art, your opinion means nothing. If you don't like it, keep it to yourself, as I'm sure half the world thinks what you consider to be good music, is crap.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gayle

      Tom, He can't be too talentless his Album has been #1 for Weeks.. Check for yourself.. In fact before you speak you should check your facts.. This man is very talented..

      August 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • briantheman890

      @tom, your just to old to be relevent to eminem. i used to like him but dont listen to him anymore
      but when someone becomse the top of something, whether it be sports, computers, games or a type of music... obviously they did something right...

      go listen to your britney spears cd

      August 6, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • bona

      cmn its okay to be different that doesnt grant u a rigth to express it in away that hurts some ov us eminem fans

      August 23, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      "...embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis"

      September 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Duey

    Gotta love it. There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are. I think he means there are celebrities who will ask for certain things because of who they are. Don't blame the doctors. Blame the nouveau rich celebrities and their friends and family.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ridiculous

      Does no one read before they make comments? You don't think some Dr's have no problem doing EXACTLY what he just said? If you think that, you're foolish. A Dr. has the ability to say no if they don't feel a prescription is needed. . .they obviously weren't in this case and many others.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      FOR GODS SAKE QUIT SAYING HE IS SOLELY BLAMING THE DOCTORS!! He is not quoted as saying "its there fault" hes just saying that in Hollywood its easy to get it everywhere....that makes things harder, that doesnt mean hes blaming the doctors for his addiction. LEARN TO READ!

      August 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  131. jimmyhoffa

    Hey I liked that one scene in 8 mile where you boned her in the auto plant. SWEET!!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. TK1200

    Eminem man child, I think he was criticizing Moby for being terrible altogether, not just because he's 36 (Dre is way older than that and Eminem doesn't say anything negative about him).

    August 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  133. QwertMcDirt

    Wow, he's so articulate.......please sense the sarcasm.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lydia

      Obviously you have never listened to one of his albums because yes, he is extremely articulate. He's a poet. One of the best of our time, a lyrical genius. I'd like to see you try it.

      November 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  134. eileen wenig

    No one forces the drug down your throat. You make the ultimate decision.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottie V

      Actually, for most people, the drug/addiction makes the ultimate decision. If it were so simple, to say "Nah, I'm good" when a junkie sees themselves hit rock bottom, do you think we would need Alcoholics, or Narcotics, Anonymous? I've been a member of a few different forums which are populated by many drug users, from first time/mild to rock bottom/junkie. Trust me, most of those people at the bottom, don't want to be there. Personally, I think it's from our overmedicated society. Everything's a disease, even alcoholism or the inability to pay attention. When people are responsible for their own actions, then yes, they will have the ultimate decision. For most people, that day will probably never come.

      August 6, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  135. Me

    Em owns up to his addiction. Here, he's just calling the docs out on their sh**.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  136. MsLady74

    Well we must remember that in HollyWEIRD it's the doctor's jobs to keep the "stars" in a drug induced haze.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Regina

    Eminem is also stating that he doesn't like that about doctors. Jesus people please learn to read.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ENR-U

      Sorry Sweets, Jesus, his name, shouldn't be used in that way...it has nothing to do with reading unless you are referring to the One Source in which states Jesus our Savior. All he has, love, in different ways he shows it. It's like you're blaming him for Eminem's Genius Talent at expressing his emotions...If you listen truly you'll gain respect. Special indeed, both you can hear... just get the Cotton out your ears and don't eject....p.s. no, I am NO HIM, this I know...so, I DON'T need you telling me SO.

      March 23, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  138. Roger

    personally i blame him for the whole thing.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nopain

      Its not all his fault-Doctors should know when to stop prescribing to someone that has an addiction. Since doctors are money hungry they will prescribe to anyone to make money.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • menime

      doctors don't make money prescribing drugs. pharmacies run independently of doctors for this reason.

      August 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ted

      I blame George Bush

      August 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Robert

    Anyone who's a good enough manipulator can get a doctor to prescribe them painkillers when it's unnecessary, blaming doctors for your addiction is a weak way to overcome it. Eminem knows like any other addict that the problem isn't anyone else, but it's yourself so I have no idea why he's blaming doctors. He's not wrong about their abuse of their practice, but it's certainly not their fault if you're an opiate addict.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Z

      You are absolutely right. Yes, the doctors are at fault for prescribing really anything that a celebrity wants, but ultimately, the celebrity is to blame for having an addiction to begin with and basically allowing the doctor to prescribe them these dangerous substances.

      August 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • EEE

      so you think Em blames the doctors.. obviously you havent heard any of his songs

      August 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      you're beyond clueless.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • almstep

      Typical drug addict, it's always someone else's fault.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • No

      Typical ignorant people - one interview and you think the guy's laying all the blame on the docs

      August 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • e

      Regardless, there is no reason doctors should be over-prescribing these drugs, it's breaking the law, and it's a problem, regardless who's at fault, this is a problem and needs to be addressed.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spartacus

      Why is it that poeple that make posts like these are the same people that want to lynch Michael Jackson's Dr.?

      I'm now big Eminem fan but GET REAL.

      He was friends wityh her, she's dead, it hurts.

      And He's right. When you're a celebrity everyone wants a piece of you, especially DR.s

      Lastly, Was this about him? NO. Did he even once in that statement say that DR.s were responsibl;e for his or anyone elses addiction....?....NO.

      What he said was, they like the fact they have celebritys as clients and I do not doubt this for even one second.

      Grow UP...if you hate emineem that's O.K this just isn't the place for that, this was about something else completely and you obviously did not undestand that.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • liknunotha

      If you listen to his songs, yes, you will hear Em take responsibility for his own addiction. But as will all addicts, that is where is should start and stop. I agree. To place any of the blame on someone else is absolving you of the blame. No one forced his mouth open and shoved pills down his throat. Me being a former addict myself, I can speak from experience when I say that until I figured out what I loved more in life, the choice to do drug was all on me. And moving or making new friends didn't do anything to stop me until I made the choice to stop. It's good that Em is off drugs now, but with a mind set like that, it won't be to long before he's blaming the doctors for he next relapse.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      The MAGAZINE said he blames the problems on doctors, never in his quote did he say they were to fully blame, he just said that they give you whatever you want....you need to read the quoted part, magazines like to change things around to cause controversy. Just sayin.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      If you read the article carefully its the MAGAZINE interpreting what he is saying as blaming the doctors....it does not say anywhere in his direct quote (the only part that matters cause thats what he ACTUALLY said) that he fully and solely blames the doctors. Ugh people arre retarded, this is why America is on the downhill, people dont even care to read anymore, they just assume and follow what everyone else tells them.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deneen

      Um where does it say that Brittany died of an addiction? Where does it state that her doctors prescribed her meds that she was addicted to?

      She died of pnemonia and anemia(the same as her husband) with a secondary issue of prescription and over the counter drugs. she should have been in a hospital. take a list of the many fqmous people who have died from this disease. and the stats that pneumonia is the number one killer of children under age 5-worldwide.

      August 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Sometimes, addiction or dependence is a doctor's fault. This happens when a doctor decides to give a patient who is in pain painkillers in order to shut that patient up and get them out of their office, rather than take the time and energy to make an accurate diagnosis and treat the underlying cause of the pain rather than just the pain itself. The diagnosis might be difficult to make, or the illness rare, and/or the doctor simply sees too many patients every day to take care of each one correctly. This happens very, very often. A person who wouldn't have needed all of these pills is handed them, and that person believes that this is the correct thing to do because a doctor knows what's best. Doctors are people, and they can be lazy and they can make mistakes.

      August 6, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
    • familydocNY

      Being a doc stinks these days – there are no good test to prove whether some1 has pain or not and Im obligated to treat them with what I have available if nonaddictive meds arent working AND I dont have a legitamate reason to suspect some1 if trying to manipulate me. And I have 10-15 min to figure this all out. This abuse/dependence problem spans all economic and racial profiles – its not a celebrity problem – its a problem everywhere.

      November 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Really? I've got a totally f***** up back at 29 years old, and I can't get ANY doctor to prescribe me ANYTHING except Ultram, which helps about as much as 1 aspirin. I didn't need manipulation, so I didn't use it. When I was denied, I tried manipulation the next time. Then they gave me Ultram, which is worthless. I need to meet some of these doctors you speak of that are so easily manipulated and handing out drugs, because I NEED them and can't get them except on the black market. Doctors are afraid to prescribe opiates a lot of the time b/c the FDA is all over their back, due to the fact that anyone can sue a doctor if they get "addicted" to the medicine they are prescribed. You can't tell me it's not the truth, to a certain degree, because I have actual problems and don't even like opiates that much. In fact, my mother is a cripple, and they won't give her anything except Tylenol-3 (codeine in a VERY small dose). I understand that for a black market to exist for opiates, they must be coming from SOMEONE, so my question is, where are these doctors you're talking about?

      May 17, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  140. Susan

    Hopefully this insane practice will stop. Too many doctors and so-called friends are killing the very person they say they love. Bulls...t! Eminem is right on point and should write a song about that as well!

    August 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • vixen

      eminem made fun of moby because not only he was 36 yrs old but he was a 36 yr old singing techno.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clayton

      Too bad Moby has always sucked. Probably why he got made fun of

      August 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • dr. doolittle

      It won't stop. It never will. It's been going on for many many years. Money rules the world.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • 98efyrts

      Eminem wasn't making fun of Moby for being old...he was making fun of him for being a lame wannabe hippie.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ek

      How about we blame eminems bad decisions on eminem. Yes dr's may enable celebs but they makes the final decision. That's the problem with this country. We always blame someone else.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Me

      Umm...who's Moby?

      August 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • true

      E is generelizing the doctor thing...

      August 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • the Decider

      The Beatles wrote a song about it 44 years ago. "Doctor Robert."
      I'm still really sad about Brittany too, she was so lovable.

      August 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • evocs

      The docs are biting the hands that feed them. Good suggestion for Eminem to write a song about it, it could be very effective.

      August 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • HecksYeah

      To some Eminem may be a "no talent slimeball" but the truth of the matter is, he's a lyrical genius. He's been completely transparent with his entire life through his art. You don't have to, but he's the best Emcee of all time! He has a very real grasp of what is happening in the world and has the talent to put it on wax and not only does it make great sense, it rhymes and is flat out amazing. So stop hating and blaming rap because your kids are nuts. It's not his fault. It's yours.

      August 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Minya

      Since doctors and so called friends didnt kill her ... your comment makes no sense.

      August 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • timothy

      uh, he does write about it, or rap, just cause he writes poems and sings with an accent or something.

      August 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DD

      It's not just celebs that get this treatment though... My sister (who is 25) sees a shrink that our mom pays for and even though my mom pays the bill with hopes of helping my sis, the doctor is like the eHarmony match for my sister... he agrees with everything she says (which is sometimes nuts) and prescribes whatever she asks for (which is even nuttier)! So, that's the bad side of mental health all around, it's just made public with celebs because they are a daily part of the news.

      August 6, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  141. Wow

    Classless comment from a low-class troll.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  142. ENR-U

    Wow Whoa who you speaking of low?

    March 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |

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