5 Celebrities Who’ve Given Up Drinking Alcohol

Skipping over the free champagne and turning down the cocktail bar, these 5 celebrities have all given up drinking alcohol. Some previously went overboard and felt that drinking was taking over their life – now that they’ve given up, they’re grateful to be able to focus on their lives and career. Others gave up drinking because it effected their singing voice negatively or they had a bad experience with alcohol in the past that they never want to experience again. Getting wasted isn’t the only way to have fun and these 5 stars have slowly learned that you don’t need to guzzle down to be happy. Giving up alcohol in order to better themselves and be more focused on what is important, these celebrities have all explained why they made their decision to quit.

50 Cent


Rapper 50 Cent had some negative experiences with alcohol and decided to quit completely: “I got a chance to watch a lot of my mother’s sisters and brothers at different periods experiment with the use of drugs or alcohol and I see them respond so differently that I stay away… I’ve had an experience (with alcohol) that made me paranoid because of it and I stayed away from it following that.”

Colin Farrell

Colin is glad he gave up alcohol because he focuses on his career more now: “(Giving up alcohol has) put more focus on my career. I’m a lot more appreciative over what I have. For years I was adamantly trying to show that I wasn’t worthy or that I didn’t know why it happened to me. I enjoy it a lot more now. I just wanted to stop (drinking). I was done with it, I was tired of it, I wanted to get off the treadmill. The work I always took serious, I probably would have been embarrassed by how serious I took it. Everything else, the behaviour around the work, was a guy having a good time and probably trying to apologise for his success.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel quit drinking after a couple of years going overboard and he says he is glad that the paparazzi never caught him at his lowest: “There were a few years there when I was just so enamoured with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me. I really got away with that because there were many instances when a shot like that could have been taken”.

Jessie J

Jessie felt that drinking alcohol left her feeling drained and destroyed her singing voice so she quit: ”Even one glass of wine every now and again used to just make me tired. Made my skin tired, made my voice tired. How crap would [people’s] day be if I turned up hungover and miserable and not wanting to talk?”

Lily Allen

Lily quit alcohol but admits that she is often left out because of it: “I’ve been sad and quite lonely recently because if you’re young, living in London and working in this industry, unless you drink and take a lot of drugs there’s not much to do, I’ve been sitting on my own watching TV. It’s boring to go out if everyone else is taking cocaine and shouting at me.”