Tim McGraw's sobriety is something the country star felt compelled to share with the public. According to a Feb. 1 report, McGraw states that he didn't have "any moral high ground with my kids in the long run" if he continued on the path he was on.
The 45-year-old singer admitted at the height of his drinking before putting down the bottle in 2008, he would indulge in heavy drinking.
“I wasn’t a beer drinker. I was more a whiskey drinker," McGraw said. "And I wouldn’t just have a drink. If I was going to drink, I’d have some drinks. People were worried about me. It was to the point where I felt it was negatively affecting my relationships and getting in the way of things I wanted to accomplish in life. So I quit. … I am probably less embarrassing to her now.”
McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, have had a seemingly perfect marriage throughout their time together. Fans had no idea such issues plagued their relationship. Luckily McGraw wanted to get sober before things got worse. He discovered a great replacement with a healthier lifestyle.
”Working out is a great way to go out on stage,” McGraw said. “When I hit the stage, my adrenaline is going and I’m ready."
McGraw's sobriety has launched his mental and physical health into a better place. He trains with a martial arts expert three times a week, engages in weight training, and has cut sugar from his diet.
The county singer added, “My workout program took the place of alcohol, and it’s really important. … I was always in pretty good shape but for a while I let it go a little bit. There are aches and pains but I feel pretty young.”