Elton John Helping Eminem Fight Drug Habit
'He's doing brilliantly,' says Elton
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2010 9:51 AM CST
Elton John with Eminem at The Brit Awards in 2001.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Eminem's been getting help kicking his drug habit from a man who knows first-hand how hard that can be. "I've been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he's doing brilliantly," Elton John tells BBC Radio. Eminem, 37, has previously acknowledged an addiction to Vicodin, Valium, and the like but has said he's been off them for more than year, notes People.

"I'm there if people want my help," says the 62-year-old Elton, who's battled his own high-profile substance abuse problems. "If people ask for help you tell them where to go, but there's no point advising people if they don't want to do it."