Jim Jefferies, 44, reveals why he decided to quit drinking for good

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Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, 44, reveals secret battle with psoriatic arthritis and admits ‘wish he took better care of his body’ in his 20s

He is the popular Australian comic that has garnered somewhat of a ‘bad boy’ reputation over the years thanks to his stand-up shows.

But on Sunday, Jim Jefferies admitted that he’s given his lifestyle a complete overhaul as he gets older – including giving up booze forever and enjoying a vegan menu thanks to his gorgeous wife Tasie Lawrence, 30.

Speak against The Daily Telegraphthe 44-year-old admitted that he ‘wish he had taken better care of his body’ in his 20s, but is now doing what he can to be healthy.

Changes: On Sunday, Jim Jefferies, 44, admitted that he has changed his ways as he gets older – including giving up on booze and enjoying a ‘vegan’ lifestyle thanks to his beautiful wife Tasie Lawrence. Both pictured

“I don’t drink anymore,” said the Los Angeles star. ‘I actually had the early onset of psoriatic arthritis – I woke up and my hands were clawed. Then I gave up the drink. It’s not fixed, but it’s 90 percent better after I do that. ‘

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that combines the swollen, painful joints of arthritis with the skin disease psoriasis.

Studies have suggested that alcohol may be a factor in increasing the risk of getting the condition, hence Jim’s decision to cut it completely from his diet.

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No more: “I don’t drink anymore,” said the Los Angeles star. ‘I actually had the early onset of psoriatic arthritis – I woke up and my hands were clawed. Then I gave up the drink. It’s not fixed, but it’s 90 percent better after I do that ‘

Preventive: Studies have suggested that alcohol may be a factor in increasing the risk of getting the condition, hence Jim's decision to cut it completely from his diet

Preventive: Studies have suggested that alcohol may be a factor in increasing the risk of getting the condition, hence Jim’s decision to cut it completely from his diet

Jim lovingly added that he thinks he will live longer thanks to his wife Tasie, adding: ‘I’ll say this – since I married my wife I think I’ll live another 10 years because she’s a vegan. and I eat whatever she cooks for herself. . ‘

The comic said that while he’s changing some parts of his lifestyle, he’s done nothing too exhausting – and often finds it hard to get out of bed to exercise.

While he won’t bash hundreds of sit-ups every day, he tries to move more because “ if you don’t move, you don’t move. ”

Difficult: The comic said that while he's changing he hasn't done anything too strenuous - and often finds it hard to get out of bed and exercise

Difficult: The comic said that while he’s changing he hasn’t done anything too strenuous – and often finds it hard to get out of bed and exercise

And while he eats well these days, there is one food he can’t give up – even though it’s not particularly healthy.

“I like to take a few years of my life if I keep eating pasta,” he added.

Jim married Tasie in Las Vegas in September 2020.

Just married!  Jim married Tasie, 30, in Las Vegas in September 2020.

Just married! Jim married Tasie, 30, in Las Vegas in September 2020.

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