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Macklemore got candid in an interview with FAULT magazine about him dealing with his rise to fame and how he found comfort with drugs to cope with the sudden rise.
“There was a rapid transition and to have the world’s eye on me at once with back to back number ones, and all the accolades that came with it – I didn’t know how to deal with it,” Macklemore continues saying “I didn’t know how to adjust, so I escaped.”
Macklemore still says that he is always reminded of his awareness of the struggles with drugs. He also revealed that if he were to stop putting the daily recovery program as a priority, then he would lose it all. He considers his daily recovery program bigger than his career and the record sales.
You can catch Macklemore on tour at the following dates below.
JUNE 8 – THE FORUM – LOS ANGELES, CA
JUNE 9 – MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
JUNE 12 – MATTRESS FIRM AMPHITEATER – CHULA VISTA, CA