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The original odd couple

Controversial Detroit rapper Eminem has revealed that Sir Elton John is the reason behind him kicking his drug habit.

“When I first wanted to get sober, I called Elton and spoke to him about it. He is somebody who is in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands the pressure and other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs.”

Eminem spoke of how important the unlikely friendship was to him after the release of his last album, Encore.  It was at this point he became addicted to pain-killers and had a brush with death after a near fatal overdose of methadone.