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Macklemore suffered addiction relapse during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Rapper Macklemore has revealed that he suffered a relapse in his long-running battle with drug and alcohol addiction during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Macklemore. Picture: Instagram

Rapper Macklemore has revealed that he suffered a relapse in his long-running battle with drug and alcohol addiction during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Macklemore suffered an addiction relapse during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper has spent years battling alcohol and drug issues and previously spent time in rehab in a bid to tackle his demons, but he’s now revealed he experienced a setback during the Covid-19 pandemic, but has since got sober again.

He made the revelation in a video posted on TikTok to his new song “Chant”, writing: “I relapsed during the first summer of COVID. Today I have 694 days clean.”

In the song, he raps about his battle with addiction and references an overdose that put him in hospital.

“20k deep, better pull out your phones/Turnin’ the arena to believers every time I hit the ceiling/Ain’t nobody ever touchin’ my show/Look at where we started, look at where we got to/Almost OD’d that night in the hospital/Wasn’t gonna die, more life in the arsenal/Got another shot to pull off the impossible,“ he rapped.

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The “Same Love” hitmaker entered rehab for his drug and alcohol addiction in 2008 and celebrated three years of sobriety until a relapse in 2011. He had struggled with substance abuse throughout the majority of his 20s and previously insisted he wouldn’t have survived without treatment.

During a virtual appearance on “People’s Party with Talib Kweli”, he said: “If it wasn’t for my pops having the 10 or 12 racks (thousand) that it was when I first went to treatment and (his ability) to spend that on me, I’d be f****** dead. I wouldn’t be here right now. That’s not to be f****** dramatic, that’s just what it is. I was about to die.”

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