Tim McGraw is on the cover of the July issue of Men's Health magazine, and in the cover story, the star opens up like never before about why he gave up his partying ways.
In the brutally honest interview, Tim sounds like he was about to lose it all, if he didn't clean up his act. Here are some quotes from the article.
"When your wife tells you it's gone too far, that's a big wake-up call. That, and realizing you're gonna lose everything you have. Not monetarily, not career-wise, but family-wise."
"It got to the point where my kids were getting older, and it was way past the point that they noticed it. And I noticed that they noticed. That's enough to straighten you out."
"I drank too much. I partied too much. And did other things too much. Chemically. No needles or that kind of stuff, but … use your imagination."
"Keith Whitley taught me how demons can overtake you if you let 'em. And I was headed down that path. You feel like you're supposed to be 'on' all the time. Then you drink and get onstage, and all of a sudden you feel confident and powerful."
"It becomes a habit. Up until seven years ago, there were not a lot of shows that I didn't have something in my system."
The magazine comes out the 24th, although the digital edition is available for download now.