Macklemore on his addiction: “I was about to die”

According to his own words, the American rapper Macklemore would not be alive today if he had not been treated for his alcohol and drug addiction in his mid-20s. “I wouldn’t be here now,” said the 37-year-old in one Interview with the rapper Talib Kweli. “It’s just the way it is. I was about to die. “

The rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, went to a rehab facility for a month in 2008. A few years later he relapsed. Withdrawal was very difficult, he said: “It’s a huge mess – but a bigger mess is to die.”

Haggerty, who became known as part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, released his new freestyle piece “Trump’s Over” on Wednesday last week for the inauguration of the new US President Joe Biden.

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