Jack Vidgen Shares The Real Reason He Quit Drinking

Jack Vidgen has provided rare insight into his relationship with alcohol, a year after being admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation center for ‘drug abuse’.

Responding to fans during an Instagram Q&A on Sunday, The Voice star, 24, confirmed that he is currently sober, before candidly revealing the pros and cons of living without booze.

‘Yeah, still sober. Drinking wasn’t really my downfall, though,” he wrote in an Instagram Story post.

'I wasn't an alcoholic': Jack Vidgen, 24, shared the real reason he quit drinking during a candid Instagram Story Q&A with fans on Sunday

‘I wasn’t an alcoholic’: Jack Vidgen, 24, shared the real reason he quit drinking during a candid Instagram Story Q&A with fans on Sunday

‘I was not an alcoholic. It’s clouded by decision-making, but which ones lead? [sic] to other things. I’ll talk more about this one day,” he explained.

Jack explained that the “benefits” of sobriety are that he has “much more clarity in life,” while the downside is that he lacks the taste of his favorite drop.

“I like the taste of red wine and have yet to find a good non-alcoholic wine,” he wrote.

Truth: The Voice star explained that alcohol 'clouded his decision-making', which 'led to other things'

Truth: The Voice star explained that alcohol 'clouded his decision-making', which 'led to other things'

Truth: The Voice star explained that alcohol ‘clouded his decision-making’, which ‘led to other things’

Jack admitted he probably won’t stay sober forever, but he doesn’t want alcohol to get in the way of his personal growth.

“I’m not sure I won’t drink forever. I just want to make sure I’m in a place in life and in myself to deal with,” he wrote.

“I really believe we can heal from trauma. My substance use was more about escaping my reality of some of the things that happened in my life. I had not treated them. I’m working on them now [white love-heart emoji].’

Candid: Jack explained that the 'benefits' of sobriety are that he has 'much more clarity in life', while the downside is that he lacks the taste of his favorite drop

Candid: Jack explained that the 'benefits' of sobriety are that he has 'much more clarity in life', while the downside is that he lacks the taste of his favorite drop

Candid: Jack explained that the ‘benefits’ of sobriety are that he has ‘much more clarity in life’, while the downside is that he lacks the taste of his favorite drop

I just want to make sure I'm in a place in life and in myself to deal with it': Jack admitted he probably won't stay sober forever, but he doesn't want alcohol to interfere with his personal growth. standing away

I just want to make sure I'm in a place in life and in myself to deal with it': Jack admitted he probably won't stay sober forever, but he doesn't want alcohol to interfere with his personal growth. standing away

I just want to make sure I’m in a place in life and in myself to deal with it’: Jack admitted he probably won’t stay sober forever, but he doesn’t want alcohol to interfere with his personal growth. standing away

In May, Jack lifted the lid on his private struggle with substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The I Am King I Am Queen singer spoke candidly about his struggles during an Instagram Stories Q&A with fans on Friday, after someone asked him, “What kept you busy during the pandemic?”

‘I wasn’t busy. The pandemic was a really tough time for me (as it is for so many),’ Jack wrote alongside a video of him posing shirtless in his bedroom.

'A nightmare I couldn't wake up from': spoke candidly about his fight against substance abuse during the pandemic in May in an Instagram Story Q&A with fans

'A nightmare I couldn't wake up from': spoke candidly about his fight against substance abuse during the pandemic in May in an Instagram Story Q&A with fans

‘A nightmare I couldn’t wake up from’: spoke candidly about his fight against substance abuse during the pandemic in May in an Instagram Story Q&A with fans

“It really quickly tracked down my substance abuse and found me in a recurring [sic] cycle that felt like a nightmare from which I couldn’t wake up,” he confessed.

Jack’s revelation came after it was reported that the singer had been admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation center for substance abuse last August.

The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl.

Struggle: Jack's revelation came after it was reported that the singer had been admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation center for substance abuse last August

Fight: Jack's revelation came after it was reported that the singer was admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation center for substance abuse last August

Fight: Jack’s revelation came after it was reported that the singer was admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation center for substance abuse last August

“Jack has been in the public eye for literally ten years now and it hasn’t always been easy,” a source told the publication.

“He’s had countless setbacks, but he’s still shown his determination not just to get through as an artist, but to use his life experience as an inspiration for his music.”

Jack recorded a song about the experience, which took place before he started filming the most recent season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Rehab: The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl

Rehab: The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl

Rehab: The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl

Jack rose to fame as a baby-faced teenager in Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

After winning the show, Jack released two successful albums and even reached number 3 on the ARIA charts with his single Yes I Am.

After parting ways with record label Sony Music Australia in 2014, he tried his luck in Los Angeles for a year before returning to Sydney.

He mostly stayed out of the limelight until The Voice, which relaunched his career.

Child star: Jack rose to fame after winning Australia's Got Talent in 2011 at the tender age of 14, and has been in the celebrity spotlight ever since

Child star: Jack rose to fame after winning Australia's Got Talent in 2011 at the tender age of 14, and has been in the celebrity spotlight ever since

Child star: Jack rose to fame after winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 at the tender age of 14, and has been in the celebrity spotlight ever since

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