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Lady Gaga's dad Joe Germanotta opens up about ditching alcohol as he celebrates three years sober

Lady Gaga's dad Joe Germanotta opens up about ditching alcohol as he celebrates three years sober

He said he drank 'a river of Scotch' but now he feels 'tremendous' without booze in his life

Lady Gaga's dad, Joe Germanotta, has opened up about how he ditched alcohol and the impact it's had on his life.

The pop superstar's old man is celebrating three years of sobriety and said he feels 'tremendous'.

Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Germanotta explained that he went cold turkey after open heart surgery. Watch here:

"Right after I came back, out of the hospital, I decided, you know what, it's time because I couldn't drink anyway and I just started, doing different things with... different types of mocktails and... it was satisfying," he explained.

He admitted that he's 'drank a river of Scotch' in his lifetime, but the ever developing world of no-alcohol alternative tipples had made the lifestyle shift easier.

"There's some really good imitation gin," he said. "One of my favorite drinks is a Negroni. It's made with a fake gin.

He's now been sober for three years.
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"It's called New London Gin Light or Light Gin and then Divina Rossa, which is kind of like... a Campari flavor and you mix them together and you put them on the rocks and you put a slice of orange on it and it's a cocktail and you can sit at the bar and you feel normal."

Daddy Gaga insisted sobriety is 'not overrated', hence the youth are increasingly ditching booze.

"I think the younger generation now is moving away from alcohol," he said.

"I mean, they've always, you know, were smoking weed, but I think they're moving away from alcohol now. Some of the stuff is really good. I mean, there's a new beer out. It tastes like beer."

There's plenty of alcohol-free alternatives out there.
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Beer that tastes like beer eh, what a time to be alive.

For Joe though, going booze-free has brought a whole host of benefits.

"It feels tremendous," he said. "The next day you remember what you did. You don't feel horrible for 24 hours.

"You're so much more productive in work and your family."

Please drink responsibly. If you want to discuss any issues relating to alcohol in confidence, contact Drinkline on 0300 123 1110, 9am–8pm weekdays and 11am–4pm weekends for advice and support

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Topics: Lady Gaga, Celebrity, US News, Music