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Eminem reveals how drug use led to weight gain until he stepped up workout routine

Eminem, left, and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent attend the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 20, 2015, in New York.
Eminem, left, and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent attend the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 20, 2015, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Eminem has opened up about his prescription pill addiction and how his habit caused a huge weight gain in a revealing new article in Men’s Journal.

Writing in Men's Journal, the rapper also discussed how working out assisted in the recovery process and the various workout routines he now employs to stay lean and sober.

“ I was close to 230 pounds. I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas," Eminem says in his first-person account.

“I know a lot of these DVD guys are wacky, but I'm alone in my gym; I need someone on the TV yelling to motivate me,” he writes.

But he began using workout DVDs like Shaun T's Insanity, P90X and the Body Beast workout. Eminem's fitness revelations come a week after “Southpaw,” a boxing film featuring a soundtrack that is executive produced by the rapper.

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