Country music legend Tim McGraw is known for being a proud family man, so it’s easy for his fans to forget that he was once a hard-partying guy who was dependent on drugs and alcohol.
During a recent interview, McGraw admitted that until just a few years ago, he had never performed without at least some kind of substance in his system.
“I drank too much, I partied too much. And did other things too much. Chemically. No needles or stuff like that, but… use your imagination,” he confessed, according to Q Political. “I remember my mom tellin’ me, ‘Y’know, if you don’t get up there a couple of times without doing that, it’s gonna be a problem.’”
In the end, it was his wife Faith Hill who got him off drugs and alcohol and on the right path of God.
“When your wife tells you it’s gone too far, that’s a big wake-up call,” McGraw said. “That, and realizing you’re gonna lose everything you have. Not monetarily, not career-wise, but family-wise.”
Thankfully, McGraw was able to kick his addictions and has been living a healthy life ever since. God bless you, Tim!