Weller: ‘I’m An Alcoholic’

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March 5, 2012 | 7:26am EST

British rocker Paul Weller has confessed he is an alcoholic.
The former The Jam frontman gave up drinking booze in 2010 following his marriage to girlfriend Hannah Andrews, and now leads a teetotal lifestyle.

Weller has now opened up about his years of heavy drinking, admitting he realized he has an addiction to alcohol.

The singer/songwriter tells Britain’s The Times, “I feel fitter now. I go to the gym. Stopped drinking about 16 months ago… Time for a lifestyle change. I couldn’t keep doing it. It was killing me… I miss the silliness (of being drunk)… I’m not one of those people who can just have a couple of drinks. If it’s two, it might as well be 20. If it’s 20, it might as well be 40…

“I think I’m an alcoholic, definitely. Yeah. I would have thought so. It’s hard to know where a p**shead (drunk) becomes an alkie (alcoholic). Fine line. But yeah, I think so.”

When asked if it was a struggle to quit drinking, the rocker replies, “Not really. I didn’t want to go to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or any of that b**locks.”

In 2008, Weller was pictured sprawled drunkenly on the ground in a street in Prague, Czech Republic after a boozing session with Andrews.

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