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Rapper Eminem has said that he can relate to what Michael Jackson was going through as a former addict himself.
Jacko died in June after suffering a heart attack, believed to be linked to a dose of drug Propofol he received shortly before his death.
It has been claimed that the star suffered an addiction to prescription drugs in the year leading up to his death.
The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, 37, has also battled an addiction to drugs over the years.
Asked if he saw any parallels between Michael's life and his own, the rapper told Complex magazine: "Oh, 100 per cent. There's the story of how he woke up at whatever time and he needed something to go back to sleep because he had this or that and it didn't work.
"That's exactly what used to happen to me. I would take a couple of pills and I would be up for an hour later and I'd want more. Then I'd take more and that would be enough to maybe get me back to sleep for two more hours.
"Then I'd be wide awake again. So I definitely can relate, and it's a shame if he didn't have anybody there to just say, 'Michael, you're an addict, you need help'."
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