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Eminem has revealed Sir Elton John calls him every week to make sure he is off drugs. The 'We Made You' rapper - who was forced to cancel the European leg of his 2005 tour so he could be admitted into rehab after becoming hooked on prescription drugs - is grateful for the 'Rocket Man' singer's support and insists Elton understands the pressures of the music industry.Eminem said: "Elton calls me once a week. He's somebody who is in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be for artists. He understands the pressure." The 37-year-old hip-hop star befriended the 63-year-old musician - who beat an addiction to cocaine and alcoholism - after they performed together at the 2001 Grammy Awards and Elton helped him through his stint in rehab in 2005. Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - said: "I reached out to him and told him, »

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