What happens when you are a successful rock star, just back from tour, with all the money in the world and nothing to do? Binging on alcohol! That's exactly what happened to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee after the band's farewell tour, leading him down a dangerous path.
Lee told Yahoo! that he started drinking again because he was bored. “I go through these phases where I just want to live a different life and fuck all the dumb shit,” he explains. “And then I decide, ‘You know what? I don’t want to live like that anymore. I want to have a lot of play and be fucked up and stupid and all that shit.’ So, in this particular instance, I had been home… I had all this time at home, not touring, just being at home. I did what I told you. I just enjoyed being home. I literally did nothing. I would just float around drink and just fucking drink.”
He then revealed just how much he was drinking a day.
“I didn’t notice it until towards the end of it, when I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ve got to stop. This is fucking insane,’” he continues. “Like, I was drinking just out of boredom. I would just wake up and be just building [a glass with] just all vodka and just a little eyedropper of cranberry or lemonade. I was drinking two gallons – not pints, not quarts, but gallons, the big-handles – a day. That’s fucking crazy.
“…I just realised, ‘Whoa dude, you’re drinking enough to like, you could probably die.’ And it wasn’t even fazing me… I just became sort of immune to it.”
Most people don't even drink one gallon of water a day, so to claim to drink two gallons of vodka seems serious.
Despite this, during a recent check up, Tommy's doctor said he was fine. “[The physician] was like, ‘Dude, I don’t know what the deal is with you, but your liver is fine. You’re super-healthy. Like, fuck, what are you made of?’ I was like, ‘Did you get my papers mixed up with another guy with the last name Lee?’”
Lee joked that he doesn't know if sobriety is a "forever" thing, however he did add “But for now, I’m not drinking vodka today.”
Please, for the sake of not getting into fist fights with your son, Tommy, consider sobriety.