Montel Williams: “I’m an Adrenaline Junkie"


Apr. 29 2008, Published 8:36 a.m. ET

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Montel Williams, 51, and wife Tara Fowler aren’t letting his battle with multiple sclerosis slow them down.

This summer, they intend to let the good times roll on his favorite roller coasters – Kings Island’s The Beast, Cedar Point’s Top-Thrill Dragster and Six Flags Great Adventure’s King-da Ka.

“I’m an adrenaline junkie, so I love it,” he tells OK! at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of War, Inc. “I rode the Dragster three times in a row. I did The Beast thirteen times in a row. I like the thrill.”

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Luckily, Tara is game. “I did the Dragster,” she tells OK! “It was scary.”

The amusement park trips are a welcome relief from coping with the disability with which he was diagnosed in 1999. How is he doing in his fight?

“It’s great,” Montel tells OK! “I deal with it every single day. I stay on top of medication, I stay on top with exercise, stay on top of diet and I pay attention to knowing that I have a disease, but I’m not going to let the disease have me.”


By Valerie Nome


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