“I got off the drink!” Paul O’Grady, 65, reveals he quit drinking because the ‘hangovers aren’t worth it’ and he gets ‘sick as a dog’
Paul O’Grady has revealed that he quit drinking because the ‘hangovers aren’t worth it’.
The 65-year-old TV star admitted that he “ got off the booze ” and became “ sick as a dog ” after enjoying alcoholic drinks.
Paul also discussed his past health issues and said that he is a ‘time bomb’ and that he once toyed with the idea of traveling to Dignitas in the future, which will help with suicide in Switzerland, although it is not something he now would do.
Candid: Paul O’Grady has revealed that he quit drinking because the ‘hangovers aren’t worth it’
To talk with The sun, the star, who has had kidney failure, coronavirus, and three heart attacks, said, “I just got off the drink a little bit. I didn’t even drink anything on my birthday last month.
“It’s not like before when I could neck ten liters of cider – now I’d be sick as a dog. The males are not worth it. ‘
Paul, who suffered a heart attack in 2002, 2006 and 2014, went on to talk about his health problems and Dignitas in the past.
In addition to serious physical and mental illness, the Swiss non-profit organization offers suicide assistance to people suffering from terminal illness.
Time for a change: the TV star, 65, admitted that he ‘got off the booze’ and becomes ‘sick as a dog’ after enjoying alcoholic drinks
Paul continued, “I’m a time bomb – a human version of the Titanic that evades icebergs forever. But I once said to a friend of mine, “Let’s both sign up – but you go in first.” ‘
The star admitted that he now has ‘mixed feelings’ about Dignitas and it is ‘no step’ he would take now.
In April, Paul said he contracted coronavirus and treated it with a homemade vinegar brew.
The radio host told Gaby Roslin, 55, that he combined cider vinegar, garlic, rosemary, lemongrass, parsley, and laurel after using a similar drink to ward off the plague in the 17th century.
Health: Paul also discussed his past health issues and said he was a ‘time bomb’ and once toyed with the idea of traveling to Dignitas in the future, resulting in assisted suicide in Switzerland, although it’s not something he would do now (pictured in 2013)
However, there is no evidence that this works and anyone with symptoms should seek medical advice.
Paul said, “I’m fine now. Last week I had flu-like symptoms. I didn’t have a cough bad, I certainly didn’t have the temperature or anything like that, so I just kept going.
“Then the heating was off, so it was minus two down here and it was freezing and I thought someone had got it for me. I’m doing well. ‘
The TV and radio personality lives in the Kent countryside with his three-year-old husband, Andre Portasio.
Love and Marriage: The TV and radio personality lives in the Kent countryside with his three-year-old husband, Andre Portasio (pictured together in January 2018)