'The Blind Side' Star Tim McGraw Explains Why He Quit Drinking
Country superstar Tim McGraw has turned over a new leaf.
The 45-year-old openly admits he had a problem with alcohol, but has worked had to stop drinking and life a healthier lifestyle.
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"I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop," Tim tells People. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run."
The singer /actor has three daughters with wife Faith Hill, Gracie Katherine, 15, Maggie Elizabeth, 14, and Audrey Caroline and it was important for Tim to get better for them.
"I'm in a good place right now. I want to enjoy my career and having my family. I have a busy life, but it is a fulfilling life," he says.
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To help kick the habit, Tim replaced whiskey with weight training and now sticks to a strict work out regime.
"Working out is a great way to go out on stage. When I hit the stage, my adrenaline is going and I'm ready."
His latest record Lanes of Freedom is due out on Feb. 5 followed by a 30 city tour and Tim says, "I really feel like this new album is not a culmination of the things I've done, it's a new beginning of the things I am going to do."
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