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Tommy Lee reveals he used to drink up to seven litres of vodka every day

Charisa Bossinakis

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Tommy Lee reveals he used to drink up to seven litres of vodka every day

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Tommy Lee admits he used to drink two gallons of vodka every day.

Recently, the Mötley Crüe drummer stopped by Bill Maher’s podcast Club Random, where he opened up about his alcohol addiction.

He admitted that he was at one of his lowest points consuming vodka by the bucktone - literally.

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“It’s easy to fall in love with, the way it makes you feel, the way it makes you relax, and then all of a sudden you’re, like, ‘Fuck! I’m drinking two gallons of vodka a day?’ You’re trying to kill yourself now,” he said.

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Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

He added that it felt like his liver was on ‘crutches’ and was ‘barely functioning’.

But, after a trip to the doctor, Lee was left stunned when they informed him he didn’t have any long-term effects.

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So much so that he thought it was a case of mistaken identity.

“Dude, the doctor was, like, ‘You’re good.’ And I was, like, ‘Are you sure you have the...? Let me see. Is that my name on there, or is there some Japanese guy in here that you have his results that you’re reading from?’ Because I find that f**king impossible. This is impossible,” he said.

Lee suffered from alcoholism as late as 2019.

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Credit: John Atashian/Getty Images
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The musician opened up about his addiction in 2020, adding that he has a history of ‘on and off again’ substance dependence.

“I go through these phases where I just want to live a different life and fuck all the dumb shit, and then I decide, ‘You know what? I don’t want to live like that anymore,’” the drummer told Yahoo Entertainment.

Lee added during Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour, he was mostly drinking ‘out of boredom’.

“I would just wake up and be just building [a glass with] just all vodka and just a little eyedropper of cranberry or lemonade. I was drinking two gallons – not pints, not quarts, but gallons, the big-handles – a day,” he added.

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“That’s f**king crazy. … I just realised, ‘Whoa dude, you’re drinking enough to like, you could probably die.’ And it wasn’t even fazing me. … I just became sort of immune to it.”

The 61 year old said that following that stint, he checked into a rehab facility and has been sober ever since.

However, the rocker admitted he tackles sobriety day by day.

Good on you, Tommy!

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Topics: Celebrity, News, Mental Health, Health

Charisa Bossinakis
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