Los Angeles: Rapper Eminem says his rehab experience was a nightmare and waste of time that ultimately led him back to drugs.
The `Not Afraid` hitmaker enrolled in a rehabilitation centre to get help for an addiction to prescription pills six, but it was a failure because he spent much of his time trying to protect his belongings from opportunist fellow patients, reported GQ magazine.
"Every addict in rehab feels like everyone`s staring at them. With me, everyone was staring at me. I could never be comfortable. There were people there that treated me normal. Then there were a bunch of idiots who aren`t even concentrating on their own sobriety because they`re so worried about mine. They`re stealing my hats, my books - it was chaos," Eminem said.
"Everything was drama in there. And, at the time, I didn`t really want to get clean. Everybody else wanted me to. And anyone will tell you, if you`re not ready, nothing is going to change you," he added.
The star also said that his fear of dying ultimately forced him to clean up his act.
"(One day) I had a feeling in my arm that was weird, man. Like, it really freaked me out. So I went to some people I trust and said, `Look, I know I need help. I`m ready now.` I got a room in the same hospital where I overdosed, and I detoxed," he said.