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Tom Holland admits he was 'obsessed' with alcohol before getting sober

Tom Holland admits he was 'obsessed' with alcohol before getting sober

In a recent podcast, Tom Holland has opened up on his sobriety journey, admitting he was 'obsessed' with alcohol.

Tom Holland has admitted he was 'obsessed' with alcohol in an honest conversation detailing his journey to sobriety.

Despite only being of the young age of 27, Holland has become one of the most recognised UK actors in recent years thanks to Spider-Man.

But what is so common for a lot of celebrities, we really don't know what is going on behind the mask.

In May, Holland revealed he had been sober for one year and four months, saying it was one of the hardest things he has ever done.

But he stated the alcohol ban was required for his mental health, telling Entertainment Weekly: "I’m no stranger to the physical aspects of the job, doing the whole action-movie thing.

"But the mental aspect, it really beat me up, and it took a long time for me to recover afterward, to sort of get back to reality."

Tom Holland has previously opened up about his sobriety journey.
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Now, Holland has spoken further about his sobriety journey on Jay Shetty's podcast, which was posted on Monday (10 July).

The film star admitted that partaking in 'dry January' mad him realise he was addicted to alcohol.

He said: "I didn't one day wake up and say 'I'm giving up drinking'. I just, like many Brits, had had a very, very boozy December, Christmas time, I was on vacation, I was drinking a lot."

Holland went on to say he has always enjoyed drinking, stating that he thinks he gets it from his mother's side of the family.

He continued: "I decided to just give up for January, I wanted to do just dry January, and all I think about was taking a drink.

"It was all I could think about. I was waking up thinking about it, I was checking the clock, 'When's it 12?' And it just really scared me.

"I was like, 'Wow, maybe I have a little bit of an alcohol thing,' so I sort of decided to just punish myself and say I'll do February as well, I'll do two months off."

At that stage, Holland concluded that if he could do two months without a drink, then it would prove he doesn't have a 'problem'.

The Spider-Man actor realised he had a 'problem' with alcohol while on his journey.
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But two months had passed without alcohol and Holland was really struggling.

"I couldn't be social, I felt like I couldn't go to the pub and have a lime soda, I couldn't go out for dinner, I was really, really struggling and I started to really worry that I had an alcohol problem," he said.

Three months then passed without alcohol, and before you know it, Holland reached the six month mark on his 26th birthday on 1 June, 2022.

After all this time going without alcohol, Holland says he is now sleeping better, and is generally in a better mindset.

He added: "I felt healthier, I felt fitter and I just sort of said to myself, 'Why am I enslaved to this drink? Why am I so obsessed by the idea of having this drink?'"

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Topics: Tom Holland, Celebrity, Food And Drink