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Tommy Lee feels lucky to be alive because he was drinking two gallons of vodka every day.
The 61-year-old Mötley Crüe star has opened up about his alcohol problems, admitting his liver was “on crutches” from drinking so much when he was younger, but he recently admitted he was suffering from long-term damage after a trip to the hospital. It was learned that he had been spared. He is examined by a doctor and given a medical certificate.
On the ‘Club Random’ podcast, Tommy explained: ‘Alcohol is such a weird thing, because…damn it! It’s easy to just fall in love with the mood it gives you, it… is how to relax you, but suddenly you’re like: “Damn it! Am I drinking two gallons of vodka a day?” This isn’t…you should kill yourself now. That’s what I mean. ”
When asked about his heavy drinking, Tommy replied: “Yes. Two gallons of shit. I swear to you–hey, I swear to God…fuck you, because–because,” for a long time…your liver is on crutches at that point, barely functioning. I am in a state where I am. ”
He went on to reveal that he went to the doctor and was surprised by the results, adding: “I can’t believe it.” [it] …I pinch myself almost every day. I just had a full body scan and everything is scanned from head to toe and I can’t believe it – smoking, drinking, all the stupid stupid or fun stuff. What I did. Hey, the doctor said, “You’re okay.” ”
The drummer went on to reveal that it’s been more than 30 years since he stopped drinking so heavily, adding: “1989-90 was when we as a band decided, ‘Okay, that’s it.'” . One morning, someone won’t wake up. This is incredibly stupid.”
This comes after Tommy previously revealed he had dealt with his own alcohol problems and entered rehab after his wife Brittany Furlan raised concerns about his drinking.
Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment in 2020, he explained: “She said, ‘Babe, I don’t even think I’ve ever seen anyone drink that much. Like, you kind of scare me.'”
“She was definitely concerned and her concerns obviously informed my decision.” [check back into rehab]. ”