Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee drank ‘two gallons of vodka a day’ as he opens up on alcohol abuse


Tommy has opened up about his past struggles with alcohol (Picture: Rex/Yahoo)

Tommy Lee has opened up about his past struggles with alcohol, revealing he used to drink up to ‘two gallons of vodka’ a day before his previous stint in rehab.

The Motley Crue rocker spoke about his ‘on and off’ dependence to alcohol, including a spell of heavy drinking last year, which came after a four-year period of sobriety.

He told Yahoo! Entertainment: ‘I was like, “Oh dude, I’ve got to stop.” Like, I was drinking just out of boredom.

‘I would just wake up and be just building [a cocktail 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 f*****g crazy.’

He added: ‘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.’

Tommy, 58, also revealed this his wife Brittany Furlan started to become concerned by his behaviour.

He continued: ‘She was like, “Baby, I don’t think I’ve ever ever seen anybody drink that much. Like, you’re kind of scaring me.”

‘She was definitely concerned. And her concern obviously helped in my decision to [check himself back into rehab].’

Tommy was well known for his partying at the height of Motley Crue’s success in the 80s and 90s (Picture: FilmMagic)

Following his stint in rehab, Tommy says he has been sober for one year, but is still taking it as a day-by-day process.

‘I don’t know if it’s a forever thing, but for now I’m not drinking vodka today,’ he confessed.

Tommy was well known for his days of partying at the height of Motley Crue’s success in the 1980s and 90s.

However, the drummer added that he has not experienced any permanent or long-lasting health effects from previous substance abuse.

In the meantime, Tommy is anticipating the release of his third solo album Andro, which is expected to drop on October 16. It will be his first record in 15 years.

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