Sleeping disorder, leading to excessive medication was the reason behind Eminem’s stint in rehab last year.
Though the rapper declined to give in any detail about his rehabilitation and his addiction to prescription drugs, he clarified that exhaustion from tours and lack of sleep made him medicate his tiredness.
In an interview to Complex publication he said that life on the road left him exhausted and suffering from writer’s block.
“There was a lot of moments but it was just having a sleep disorder to the point where… I call it planes, trains and automobiles. mThe craziness of touring, it’s hard to sleep. You’re on the bus, the bus is moving, shaking, and you gotta get sleep so that you can be on point for the next show,” Ratethemusic quoted him as saying.
“Plus, I was flying home to Detroit to see the kids. Half the tour they were out on the road with me… and half the tour they was at home, so I was going home to see them between shows. So I had to, right after a show, get on a plane to go see them, and it’s a five hour flight. I’d hope I could sleep on the plane, get there just as they’re waking up, and spend the day with them. It drove me insane. I just medicated myself to death. It was like, ‘I’m gonna f**king die if I keep this up,'” he added.